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Date Title Officials Location
Aug. 10, 2016 The Journal Star - Rep. Darin LaHood Sees Promise in Heroin Treatment Legislation Passed by Congress Rep. Darin LaHood Peoria, IL
Aug. 4, 2016 Hultgren Enlists Advocates, Law Enforcement to Drive Fight against Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 27, 2016 Morris Herald - Kinzinger Holds roundtable in Morris About New Addiction Law Rep. Adam Kinzinger Morris, IL
July 27, 2016 Published in the State Journal Register- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk: Fighting the Heroin Epidemic in Central Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
July 25, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger Statement After Opioid Bill Signed Into Law Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Dold's Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Drug Overdoses Signed Into Law Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Kirk, Boykin Join Filler Foundation to Address Chicagoland Heroin Epidemic Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
July 20, 2016 Durbin Discusses Initiatives to Combat Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Rockford, IL
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration- Stricter Opioid Laws Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Unknown
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Expanded Availability Of Lifesaving Naloxone Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Dold's Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Drug Overdoses Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk to Become Law Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Durbin: We Need a Forceful Response to the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Hultgren Praises Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Fight Heroin and Opioid Abuse Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Votes to Support Bipartisan Opioid Overdose Reduction Compromise Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
July 8, 2016 Dold Calls on Senate to Pass Opioid Bill, Save Lives Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Bustos Helps Pass Bipartisan Package of Bills to Address Heroin Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger Statement on Passage of Opioid Legislation Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
July 6, 2016 Kirk-Authored Language to Protect Veterans Included in CARA Conference Report Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Durbin Introduces Legislation to Prevent Prescription Opioid Addiction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Durbin Announces New Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Durbin: Senate Committee Approves Study of One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication that Costs Patients & Taxpayers Billions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Kirk Joins Bipartisan Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Commentary: Non-Discriminant Killer Needs Unified Response Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Why We Need to Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Federak Waste From One-Size-Fits-All Drug Vials Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Foster Introduces Medicaid CARE Act to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Foster Introduces Medicaid CARE Act to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Congressman Adam Kinzinger Appointed as House Conferee for Opioid Legislation Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Rep. Lipinski Helps Pass Legislation to Confront Opioid Abuse Crisis Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 17, 2016 Dold Named Conferee on Heroin, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Package Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Duckworth's Vote Helps Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Fight Opioid Epidemic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 13, 2016 Foster Hosts Tele-Town Hall Discussion on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Bill Foster Aurora, IL
May 13, 2016 Dold's Anti-Heroin Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Davis Votes to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Bustos Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born with Heroin Addiction Passes the House of Representatives Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 The Faces of Opioid Abuse Demand A Solution Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 House Passes Foster's Bill to Assess Nationwide Opioid Addiction Treatment Capacity Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Rep. Danny K. Davis Offers Resource Guide For Families Impacted By Heroin And Opioid Epidemic Rep. Danny Davis Unknown
May 11, 2016 Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Kirk Legislation to Protect Veterans from Opiate Abuse Passes House Unanimously Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Lali's Law Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Durbin Calls On Nation's Medical Community To Curb Over Prescription Of Opioids Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016 Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Combating the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Combating the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Durbin Discusses Initiatives To Address Opioid Crisis With DuPage County Leaders Sen. Richard Durbin Wheaton, IL
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Rep. Darin LaHood Partners With Local Initiatives Combating Opioid/Heroin Epidemic, Hosts Round Table Forum in Quincy Rep. Darin LaHood Quincy, IL
April 28, 2016 Expired Painkillers or other Prescription Drugs? Drop them off on Saturday Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Rep. Darin LaHood Announces Round Table Forums To Address Opioid/Heroin Epidemic Rep. Darin LaHood Peoria, IL
April 28, 2016 Lali's Law Unanimously Passes House Committee, Heads to House Floor for Vote Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Grassley-Durbin Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act Expands Bipartisan Support Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Bustos' Legislation to Protect Infants from Opioid Exposure Passes Out of Committee Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Sen. Cruz, Others Hammer FDA on Relaxed Standards for Abortion Drug Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Reps. Bustos and Jenkins Introduce Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Letter to Steve Ubl, President and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America - Pharmaceutical Industry Has A Responsibility In Curtailing Opioid Overdose Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Letter to Steve Ubl, President and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America - Pharmaceutical Industry Has A Responsibility In Curtailing Opioid Overdose Epidemic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Foster, Esty, Clark Lead 102 House Democrats in Calling for Increased Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Durbin Discusses Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Caseyville, IL
March 9, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Foster, Baldwin Introduce Legislation To Support Regenerative Medicine Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 As Senate Begins Debate On Legislation To Combat Opioid & Heroin Abuse, Durbin & King Introduce Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Durbin Introduces Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Feb. 24, 2016 Heroin Epidemic Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2016 Dold Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Heroin Epidemic in Memory of Local Overdose Victim Rep. Robert Dold Lincolshire, IL
Feb. 11, 2016 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Combat Opioid & Heroin Abuse Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Rep. Schakowsky Applauds Prescription Drug Savings Through the Affordable Care Act Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Durbin Applauds Public and Private Sector Commitment to Combating Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Dold Joins Walgreens, White House to Launch New Nation-Wide Efforts to Combat Drug Abuse Rep. Robert Dold Washington, D.C.
Feb. 2, 2016 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on White House Proposal to Increase Funding to Fight Heroin Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Foster Applauds White House Efforts To Increase Resources For Opioid Abuse, Calls On Congress To Act Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 Kirk Applauds 26.3 Million Fewer Opioid Prescriptions Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 House Passes "Ounce of Prevention" to Protect Kids Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 Foster Responds To The State Of The Union Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Faces of Addiction Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Faces of Addiction Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill Funds Local Priorities Rep. Robert Dold Washington, D.C.
Dec. 10, 2015 Schakowsky Introduces Medicare Fair Drug Pricing Act Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
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