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April 22, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Urges Swift Action by House Energy and Commerce Committee to Address the Heroin Epidemic Rep. Marcy Kaptur Toledo, OH
April 21, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan Raises Awareness on the Impact of Opioid Addiction on Infants Rep. Timothy Ryan Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Blumenauer on UN Special Session on Drug Policy: We Need a More Just and Compassionate Approach Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Lance Introduces Drug Abuse Action Plan Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Pallone, Markup of Opioid Bills Rep. Frank Pallone 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
April 7, 2016 Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Opioid Abuse Legislation Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 Greg Walden Backs Effort to Maintain Life-Saving Emergency Medical Services for Patients Rep. Greg Walden Medford, OR
March 30, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Calls on Congress to Act Quickly on Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Rep. Marcy Kaptur Toledo, OH
March 29, 2016 Higgins Welcomes New Proposed Federal Rule Expanding Opioid Addiction Treatment Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Pallone Praises President's Action to Address Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone 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. Lloyd Doggett 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 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. Elijah Cummings 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 23, 2016 Rogers Discusses the Drug Abuse Epidemic with the Head of the CDC and DEA Rep. Harold Rogers Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Hearing of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Rogers, FY 2017 Subcommittee Markup - Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill Rep. Harold Rogers Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
March 22, 2016 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Cummings, Hearing on "American's Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic" Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Nancy Pelosi Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Xavier Becerra Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Schumer: Crouse Hospital In Syracuse Should Be Site Of Federal Forum To Address Growing Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Epidemic Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Joseph Crowley Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Ben Lujan Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. Beto O'Rourke Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. Barbara Lee Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. Ted Lieu Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Chaffetz Looks To Protect Patients Using CBD Oil Rep. Jason Chaffetz Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. Gerald McNerney Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. José Serrano Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Brooks: CDC Understands that the Over-Prescription of Opioids is a Serious Problem Rep. Susan Brooks Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Maloney Brings Local Resources to Hudson Valley for Town Hall on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 Tonko Announces More Than $350,000 for Whitney Young to Help Treat Opioid Abuse in Capital Region Rep. Paul Tonko Albany, NY
March 14, 2016 Norcross Announces Federal Funding to Combat Heroin Crisis Rep. Donald Norcross Cherry Hill, NJ
March 14, 2016 Maloney, Hanna Announce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Stop Mass Incarceration Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 As Opioid & Heroin Related Deaths in New York Continue to Climb, Senator Gillibrand & Congresswoman Slaughter Urge Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic Rep. Louise Slaughter Rochester, NY
March 11, 2016 Hoyer Announces Federal Funding for Treatment of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Addiction in the Fifth District Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Senator Lankford Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Fight Drug Addiction Sen. James Lankford Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan Applauds Senate Passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Rep. Timothy Ryan Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Grassley Leads Bipartisan Addiction Recovery Bill to Passage in Senate Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
March 10, 2016 Assisting Indian Country in the Fight Against Drug Epidemic a Priority for Thune Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 After Senate Passes CARA Act, Maloney Calls on Speaker Ryan to Take Action to Combat Opioid Addiction Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 We Need a Bold Effort to Push Out Drugs Rep. Marlin Stutzman Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Schumer Urges Congress to Immediately Pass an Emergency Funding Bill to Battle Major Drug Epidemic in Upstate New York Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 3, 2016 Foster, Baldwin Introduce Legislation To Support Regenerative Medicine Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2016 Schumer Pushes Legislation to Deliver More of The Life-Saving Overdose Drug--Naloxone--To Long Island Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 25, 2016 Walorski's Legislation to Prevent Veterans Opioid Abuse Passes Committee Rep. Jackie Walorski Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Warren, Capito, Clark and Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Partial Filling of Opioid Prescriptions Rep. Steve Stivers Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Grassley, McConnell Bill Would Help Foster Children Affected by Opioids, Methamphetamine, Other Substance Abuse Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance - Opening Statement of Sen. Ron Wyden - Hearing on Opioids Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Rothfus Works to Combat Heroin Epidemic Rep. Keith Rothfus Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 22, 2016 Weekly Column: Responsible Tactics Matter Rep. Tom Cole Unknown
Feb. 22, 2016 Dold Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Heroin Epidemic in Memory of Local Overdose Victim Rep. Robert Dold Lincolshire, IL
Feb. 18, 2016 Donovan, Malliotakis, Borelli Launch Push for Federal Response to Drug Addiction Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2016 Schumer Launches Major Effort To Fight Drug Crisis In Buffalo Sen. Charles Schumer Buffalo, NY
Feb. 16, 2016 Schumer Launches Major Effort to Fight Drug Crisis in Westchester County Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 12, 2016 Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Bipartisan Heroin Measure Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Feb. 11, 2016 Judiciary Committee Advances Bipartisan Effort to Address National Opioid Epidemic Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Portman Heroin Bill Passes Committee, Headed to the Senate Floor Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Feb. 11, 2016 More than 120 National Anti-Drug Groups Back Bipartisan Bill to Address Heroin Epidemic Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Feb. 11, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Grassley, Executive Business Meeting Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Rogers Applauds USDA's New Rural America Opioid Initiative; Questions FY17 Budget Proposal Rep. Harold Rogers Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Rothfus Leads Charge Against Heroin Epidemic Rep. Keith Rothfus Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Meehan, Heroin Task Force Examine Federal Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse Rep. Patrick Meehan Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Rep. Schakowsky Applauds Prescription Drug Savings Through the Affordable Care Act Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Pallone Statement on President Obama's FY 2017 Budget Rep. Frank Pallone 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. 9, 2016 HELP Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Help Patients by Facilitating Faster Development of Drugs for Rare Diseases Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 Congressman Cuellar Secures Increased Funding to Combat Drug Trafficking Rep. Henry Cuellar Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2016 Maysville Mercury Interview Calvin Sidle Unknown
Feb. 5, 2016 Reed Helps Combat Opioid Abuse Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Feb. 4, 2016 Congressman Farenthold Questions Turing Pharmaceuticals, FDA on Increasing Drug Prices Rep. Blake Farenthold Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Pallone Applauds FDA Measures to Combat Opioid Abuse Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Brooks Recognized for Leadership in Congress on Combatting the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Rep. Susan Brooks Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Portman Welcomes White House Interest in Heroin Epidemic, Calls on the President to Support Bipartisan Senate Legislation Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Feb. 2, 2016 Foster Applauds White House Efforts To Increase Resources For Opioid Abuse, Calls On Congress To Act Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
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 Cummings Praises President Obama's Proposal to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Lowey Statement on President's Budget Proposal to Address the Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use Epidemic Rep. Nita Lowey New York, NY
Jan. 29, 2016 Kirk Applauds 26.3 Million Fewer Opioid Prescriptions Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 #RECORDOFSUCCESS: "Ounce of Prevention" Bill to Protect Kids from Liquid Nicotine Now Law Rep. Susan Brooks Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Grassley, Executive Business Meeting Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Grassley, Hearing on "Attacking America's Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse" Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Grassley Statement at a Judiciary Committee Hearing on Opioid Abuse Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Jan. 27, 2016 Portman Op-ed: Aiming at Ohio's Opioid Epidemic Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Jan. 26, 2016 Portman Urges Senate Action on Heroin Bill Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Jan. 21, 2016 Portman: We are Losing 20 People a Week in Ohio to Heroin Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Jan. 21, 2016 Pallone Unveils Comprehensive Legislation to Address Substance Abuse Crisis Rep. Frank Pallone New Brunswick, NJ
Jan. 21, 2016 Portman Highlights Bill to Fight Heroin Epidemic in Ohio on WSYX-TV in Columbus Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Jan. 19, 2016 Rob and Jane Portman Meet with Experts Treating Babies Born Drug-Dependent Sen. Robert Portman Washington D.C.
Jan. 18, 2016 The Gazette - Paul Backs Criminal Justice Reform, Criticizes War On Drugs Sen. Rand Paul Des Moines, IA
Jan. 14, 2016 Schumer Announces, After His Push, New Crime Fighting Resources Coming To Ulster County With Designation Of County As "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area" -- Designation Will Now Mean Additional Resources To Fight Heroin Scourge Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 14, 2016 Schumer Announces, After His Push, New Crime Fighting Resources Coming To Broome County With Designation Of County As "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area" -- Designation Will Now Mean Additional Resources To Fight Scourge & Help Disrupt Trafficking Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 14, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces HIDTA Designation for Jefferson County, West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 House Passes "Ounce of Prevention" to Protect Kids Rep. Susan Brooks Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 Turner: POTUS Should Support TREAT Act Rep. Michael Turner Unknown
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