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Date Title Officials Location
April 28, 2016 Committee Advances 12 Bills to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Engel, Markup of Bills Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bills to Combat International Drug Trafficking Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bills to Combat International Drug Trafficking Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Opioid Abuse Legislation Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Higgins Welcomes New Proposed Federal Rule Expanding Opioid Addiction Treatment Rep. Brian Higgins 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. Steve Israel 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 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 Maloney, Hanna Announce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Stop Mass Incarceration 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 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 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 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
Feb. 26, 2016 Schumer Pushes Legislation to Deliver More of The Life-Saving Overdose Drug--Naloxone--To Long Island Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
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. 5, 2016 Reed Helps Combat Opioid Abuse Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
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. 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
Dec. 23, 2015 Letter to Schumer: Dutchess County Has Highest Incidences Of Infants Born Dependent On Rx Drugs & Opioids -- With New Anti-Drug Resources In Just-Passed Budget, Schumer Urges Feds To Immediately Direct Funds To Dutchess County To Address This Epidemic; Number Of Drug-Dependent Babies Up 1,000% In Dutchess County Alone Over The Last 5 Years Sen. Charles Schumer Poughkeepsie, NY
Dec. 22, 2015 Higgins Says New CDC Guideline on Opioid Prescriptions Is Important Step in Fighting the Epidemic Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, D.C.
Dec. 18, 2015 U.S. Rep. John Katko Statement on Passage of FY2016 Funding Bill Rep. John Katko Washington, D.C.
Dec. 14, 2015 Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick Joins Rep. Katko in Announcing Push to Crack Down on Synthetic Drugs Rep. John Katko Syracuse, NY
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Bilirakis Introduces PROMISE Act to Help Veterans Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
Nov. 10, 2015 Congresswoman Clarke's Statement on the Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act Rep. Yvette Clarke Brooklyn, NY
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. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule Rep. Chris Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Schumer: Feds Need New Tools To Prevent Heroin and Opiates From Entering Buffalo Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 9, 2015 The Serrano Report - Volume XII, Issue #22 Rep. José Serrano Unknown
Oct. 7, 2015 TREAT Act Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2015 Schumer Announces: The DEA Will Restart Successful Drug Take-Back Program Today; Program Allows New Yorkers to Dispose of Highly-Addictive Drugs; Schumer Urged DEA to Reverse Previous Decision to End National Drug Take-Back Day Program Amid Rising Opioid Abuse Across Upstate NY Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 22, 2015 Representatives Tim Ryan and Paul Tonko Statements on National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2015 Schumer: Feds Must Take Swipe At Synthetic Drug Online Sales Over Credit Card Networks Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 20, 2015 Letter to DEA Administrator Rosenberg - Shut Down Synthetic Drug Websites Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 18, 2015 Higgins, Tonko, Hanna & Katko Applaud HHS Announcement of Revised Regulations for Treatment of Opioid Addiction Rep. Richard Hanna Unknown
Sept. 18, 2015 Higgins, Tonko, Hanna & Katko Applaud HHS Announcement of Revised Regulations for Treatment of Opioid Addiction Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Sept. 18, 2015 Higgins, Tonko, Hanna & Katko Applaud HHS Announcement of Revised Regulations for Treatment of Opioid Addiction Rep. Paul Tonko Unknown
Sept. 18, 2015 Higgins, Tonko, Hanna & Katko Applaud HHS Announcement of Revised Regulations for Treatment of Opioid Addiction Rep. John Katko Unknown
Sept. 17, 2015 Slaughter Invites New Yorkers to Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Rep. Louise Slaughter Rochester, NY
Sept. 15, 2015 Reed Fights for At-Risk Kids; Announces Grant for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Sept. 12, 2015 Lowey Announces $1.8 Million to Fight Youth Substance Abuse in the Lower Hudson Valley Rep. Nita Lowey White Plains/New City, NY
Sept. 9, 2015 Rep. John Katko Announces $125,000 Grant to Prevent Youth Substance Use in Syracuse Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
July 19, 2015 Rep. Zeldin Announces Bipartisan Initiative to Combat Drug Abuse Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Schumer: Powdered Alcohol -- Particularly Dangerous To Kids -- Could Hit Shelves In Next Few Weeks; Senator Launches Emergency Push, Adding New Amendment To Legislation This Week To Ban "Palcohol"; Says If We Take No Action, We Will Regret It By End Of Summer Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 5, 2015 U.S. Reps. Katko, Hanna Back Legislation to Expand Treatment for Heroin & Opioid Abuse Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
June 1, 2015 Higgins Introduces Treat Act to Combat Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
May 29, 2015 Tonko to Introduce Legislation Establishing National Uniform Drug Testing and Enforcement in American Thoroughbred Racing Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
May 28, 2015 Schumer: Across Upstate New York, Opioid Abuse Is Up & Criminals Are Stealing Rx Drugs, But DEA Recently Ended Hugely Successful Drug Take-Back Program -- Schumer Urges DEA To Reverse Decision & Reinstitute National Take-Back Days, Which Safely Collected Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rx Drugs & Helped Save Lives Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 18, 2015 With Dangerous Fentanyl-Laced Heroin spiking in Buffalo & Overdoses Dramatically Rising, Schumer Pushes To Reverse President's Proposed Cut To Drug Trafficking Program That Buffal Law Enforcement Says Is Critical To Breaking Up Local Drug Rings -- Launches Push to Prevent Cut & Raise Funding For Program By $100M Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 27, 2015 Schumer: E-Cigarette Manufacturers Targeting Teens With Glitzy Ads & Candy Flavors Like 'Cherry Crush' & 'Gummy Bear' -- New CDC Report Shows E-Cig Puffing Has Tripled Among High Schoolers; Schumer Demands FDA Ban Fun Flavors & Regulate Marketing Tactics Aimed At Kids Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 23, 2015 Lowey Announces $150,000 Federal Grant to Develop New Program to Prevent Sexual Violence on College Campuses Rep. Nita Lowey White Plains, NY
April 16, 2015 Engel & Salmon Reintroduce Drug Policy Review Bill Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
April 15, 2015 Introduction of the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act Rep. Eliot Engel Unknown
April 12, 2015 Schumer: Recently Unearthed FDA Report Confirms Weight Loss And Workout Supplements Contain Hidden, Dangerously Addictive Amphetamine & FDA Knew About It; Senator Demands FDA Immediately Ban Hazardous Chemical & Hold Companies Accountable That Masked Harmful Chemical As "Natural Botanicals" Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 10, 2015 Schumer: War On Drugs Is Raging In Broome County And The Feds Need To Get More Involved -- Senator Launches Push To Designate Broome As High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Which Will Mean Additional Resources, Intelligence, and Coordination To Help Disrupt Trafficking; Effort Has Been Effective In Other New York Areas Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 With Dangerous Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Spiking In Rochester & Overdoses Dramatically Rising, Schumer Pushes To Reverse President's Proposed Cut To Drug Trafficking Program That Rochester Law Enforcement Says Is Critical To Breaking Up Local Drug Rings - Launches Push To Prevent Cut & Raise Funding For Program By $100M Sen. Charles Schumer 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. Sean Maloney 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. Yvette Clarke 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. Kathleen Rice 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. John Katko Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 In Light Of Last Week's Bust Of A Meth Lab In Local DeWitt Neighborhood - Schumer: Families Across CNY Are Moving Into Homes Once Used As Meth Labs & Do Not Even Know It; Remnants Of Chemicals Make Homes Potentially Hazardous To Health - Schumer Announces First-Ever Fed Law Requiring Homeowners To Alert Buyers or Renters That Home Was Once Used To Make Meth Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 3, 2015 Why I Voted Yes on S.Amdt. to H.R. 240 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. José Serrano Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Jerrold Nadler Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Charles Rangel Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Grace Meng Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Nita Lowey Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Kathleen Rice Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Eliot Engel Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Why I Voted Yes on S.Amdmt. to H.R. 33 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 Why I Voted Yes on H.R. 35 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Adults Statewide Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Elise Stefanik Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Lee Zeldin Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. John Katko Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Sen. Charles Schumer Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide Rep. Carolyn Maloney Albany, NY
Feb. 25, 2015 Congressman Collins Fights to Find Cures Faster with New Legislation Rep. Chris Collins Unknown
Feb. 23, 2015 With Devastatingly Dangerous Heroin, Like 'China White', Now Being Widely Peddled In New York & Overdoses Rapidly Rising, Schumer Moves To Reverse President's Cut In Critical Drug Trafficking Program; Urges Senate To Reject President's Budget Request & Raise HIDTA Funding By $100M Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2015 Schumer: Families Across Binghamton & S. Tier Are Moving Into Homes Once Used As Meth Labs & Do Not Even Know It. Remnants Of Chemicals Make Homes Potentially Hazardous To Health - Schumer Announces First-Ever Fed Law Requiring Homeowners To Alert Buyers Or Renters That Home Was Once Used To Make Meth Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2015 Schumer: War On Heroin Is Raging In Oneida County And The Feds Need To Get More Involved - Senator Launches Push To Designate County As High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Which Will Mean Additional Resources, Technical Assistance, Intelligence, And Coordination To Help Disrupt Drug Rings & Beat Back Heroin Epidemic Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2015 Schumer: Families Across WNY Are Moving Into Homes Once Used As Meth Labs & Do Not Even Know it; Remnants Of Chemicals Make Homes Potentially Hazardous To Health - Schumer Announces First-Ever Fed Law Requiring Home Sellers And Landlords To Alert Buyers Or Renters That Home Was Once Used To Make Meth Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2015 Schumer Urges Feds To Ban Sale Of New, Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Such As 'Cloud 9' That Have Cropped Up In Batavia Schools & Recently Sent 4 Local Students To The Hospital - Many Synthetic Drugs Shockingly Are Still Legal Despite Serious Health Concerns Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2015 Following Several Tragic Deaths, Schumer Calls On The FDA To Ban Powdered Caffeine - One Teaspoon Of Concentrated Powdered Caffeine Is Equivalent to 25 Cups of Coffee & Is Highly Dangerous For Teens & Young Adults Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 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. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2014 With Heroin Usage Skyrocketing in Capital Region, Schumer Calls for Emergency Anti-Drug Trafficking Funding Surge to Combat Problem Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 1, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairman, and Richard Shelby, Vice Chairman, of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Calling for Emergency Anti-Drug Trafficking Funding Surge to Combat Heroin Problem Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 1, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, US Attorney General - Calling for Emergency Anti-Drug Trafficking Funding Surge to Combat Heroin Problem Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
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