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Date Title Officials Location
Jan. 12, 2016 House Passes "Ounce of Prevention" to Protect Kids Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2015 Durbin, Lake County Community Leaders Discuss Initiatives to Combat Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Libertyville, IL
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to William J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General and Deborah Feinstein, Director of Federal Trade Commission - Insurance mergers letter to DOJ Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2015 Trade Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Durbin Discusses Landmark Sentencing Reform Legislation Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Oct. 1, 2015 Sentencing Reform Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Foster Introduces Legislation To Combat Drug Abuse Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Durbin: HHS Awarded Clay County $100,000 Federal Grant as Part of Pilot Program to Reduce Opiod Overdose in Rural Communities Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 Hultgren Celebrates Grant with McHenry Substance Abuse Coalition to Fight Youth Drug Abuse Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2015 Hultgren Hails Illinois Grant to Fight Painkiller Overdose Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Sept. 3, 2015 Durbin: Illinois Awarded $917,000 in Federal Funding to Strike Back at Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2015 On International Overdose Day, Kirk Urges FDA Approval of Intranasal Naloxone to Save Lives Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
Aug. 7, 2015 Durbin Discusses Legislation To Combat Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Naperville, Ill
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Increase Access to Treatment for Prescription Pain Addiction Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Increase Access to Treatment for Prescription Pain Addiction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2015 Durbin Discusses Importance Of Modernizing Federal Drug Sentencing Policy Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, Ill
July 23, 2015 Jordan Michael Filler Foundation Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup of H.R. 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education, and Promotion Act; H.R. __, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act; and H.R. __, the E-Warranty Act Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Kirk Applauds Committee Passage of Agriculture Bill that Invests in Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Kirk Statement on Escape of Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
July 1, 2015 Durbin Discusses Legislation To Combat Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Hoffman Estates, Ill
June 23, 2015 Senators Seek to Reduce Drug Deaths with Overdose Prevention Act Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 14, 2015 Durbin, Blumenthal 'Troubled' By FDA Inaction On Mislabeled Supplements Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 13, 2015 Dold Named Co-Chair of Suburban Anti-Heroin Task Force At Launch Of "Solutions Roundtable Series" Rep. Robert Dold Mundelein, Il
April 10, 2015 Hultgren Highlights Northern Illinois' Progress at Heroin Epidemic Summit in Will County Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Chicago Tribune - Drug Overdose Prevention Group Opens Free Clinic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 26, 2015 Reed, Durbin Applaud New Initiative to Strike Back at Growing Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Durbin, Reed Applaud New Initiative To Strike Back At Growing Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Chairman Ander Crenshaw and Ranking Member Jose E. Serano, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government House Committee on Appropriations: Bipartisan Call to Stop Drug Trafficking Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Chairman Ander Crenshaw and Ranking Member Jose E. Serano, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government House Committee on Appropriations: Bipartisan Call to Stop Drug Trafficking Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Durbin, Feinstein, Blumenthal To FDA: Use Existing Authority To Protect Consumers From Contaminated Dietary Supplement Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - OxyPro Safety Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Feb. 23, 2015 Durbin, Public Health Organizations Mark 25th Anniversary Of Smoke-Free Commercial Flights Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2015 Newsletter: Taking Action Against Drug Abuse Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Feb. 13, 2015 Booker Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce the Smarter Sentencing Act Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 Markey Joins Senators to Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Program to Curb Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Reed, Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2015 Durbin Votes To Confirm Michael Botticelli As Director Of The Office Of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Foster Applauds Increased Resources For Naloxone in White House Budget Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 29, 2014 Kirk Adds New Members to Anti-Heroin Task Force from Cook, Collar Counties Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2014 Beacon News - Aurora Forum Examines Fight to Stop Heroin Use Rep. Bill Foster Unknown
Dec. 15, 2014 Kirk Applauds Passage of Funding Bill that Invests in Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Regarding Recent Cyber Security Breach Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
Sept. 25, 2014 Community Leaders Discuss Foster's Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Bill Foster Aurora, IL
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Foster Introduces Legislation To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 STOP-Act Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Durbin Announces More Than $2.7 Million in DOJ Funding to Support Illinois Drug-Free Communities Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2014 RELEASE: Lee & Durbin: According to CBO, Smarter Sentencing Bill Would Reduce Prison Costs by More Than $4 Billion Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2014 Durbin Announces More Than $233,000 in DOJ Funding for Kane County Drug Court Programs Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2014 Hultgren Commends White House Action against Highly-Addictive Painkillers with Safe, Convenient Disposal Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2014 Kirk Statement on Arrests of Gangster Disciples in Chicago Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
Aug. 6, 2014 Foster, Joliet Community Leaders Discuss Legislation to Combat Heroin Abuse, Increase Resources for Treatment Rep. Bill Foster Jollet, IL
July 31, 2014 Foster, Maloney Introduce Legislation To Combat Heroin Abuse, Increase Resources For Treatment Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Durbin, Reed Take Action to Help Address Drug Overdoes Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
July 30, 2014 Kirk Praises Sanctions on Chinese Drug Traffickers and Encourages Greater Cooperation and Accountability From Chinese Government Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Hultgren Supports Bill Passage to Combat Prescription Drug Diversion and Abuse Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Durbin, Shaheen, Toomey, Sessions Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Program to Curb Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 23, 2014 Kirk Calls for Chinese Cooperation to Stop Flow of Deadly Synthetic Marijuana Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
June 19, 2014 Hultgren Commends White House for Targeting Opioid Abuse, Urges Continued Action to Combat Epidemic Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Letter to Cui Tiankai, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America - The Flow of Synthetic Marijuana from China into the United States Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
May 30, 2014 Foster Votes To Increase Investment In Science and Heroin Abuse Prevention Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 14, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Willliam J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice - Regarding Pfizer's Potential Takeover of AstraZeneca Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Highlights Hultgren's Work Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 E-Newsletter: Hultgren Huddle - Coming to a City Near You Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
May 8, 2014 Hultgren Submits Heroin Community Action Plan to Energy and Commerce Committee Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
May 5, 2014 E-Newsletter: Hultgren Huddle - Death Tax, Drug Drop Off, STEM Careers and More Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
April 25, 2014 Bustos Urges Local Participation In National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Tomorrow Rep. Cheri Bustos Unknown
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
April 23, 2014 Take Back Your Unused Prescription Drugs Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - Committee Presses FDA for Documents On Trial Lawyers' Role in Proposed Changes to Generic Drug Labeling Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
April 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - Committee Presses FDA for Documents On Trial Lawyers' Role in Proposed Changes to Generic Drug Labeling Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingson, Chairman, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services of the House Appropriations Committee - Increased Funding To Fight Heroin Abuse Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases, Aboard Ships Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
March 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 4, 2014 Kirk, Community Leaders Discuss Rising Heroin Abuse, Local Issues in DuPage County Sen. Mark Kirk Lisle, IL
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Dough McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart - Remove Tobacco Products from Stores Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2014 Heroin Abuse Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2014 Kirk Announces Successful Effort Boosting Federal Funding to Combat Gangs of "National Significance" Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathew Burwell - Review Rule To Regulate The Manufacturing, Sale, And Marketing Of E-Cigarettes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Foster Calls For Increased Resources To Combat Heroin Use Rep. Bill Foster Naperville, IL
Sept. 18, 2013 Subcommittee Examines Role Science Can Play to Reduce Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse and Addiction Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2013 Kirk's Anti-Gang Push Has Suburban Roots Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
Aug. 12, 2013 Durbin Statement on Drug Sentencing Reform Speech by AG Holder Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board -- Continued Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 14, 2013 Plan B Unrestricted by FDA Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 17, 2013 Pitts, Schakowsky, Whitfield and Eshoo Introduce Bill to End Doping of Racehorses Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
April 26, 2013 Senators Lautenberg, Durbin, Harkin, and Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Stop Tobacco Smuggling, Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes, and Increase Federal Tobacco Taxes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Danny Davis Unknown
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