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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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Eliot Engel 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. John Katko 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. Carolyn Maloney Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Why I Voted Yes on S.Amdmt. to H.R. 33 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. Lee Zeldin Albany, NY
Feb. 27, 2015 Why I Voted Yes on H.R. 35 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. Elise Stefanik Albany, NY
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. 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 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. Grace Meng 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 Letter to Eric Holder, US Attorney General - Calling for Emergency Anti-Drug Trafficking Funding Surge to Combat Heroin Problem Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
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
Nov. 17, 2014 March Toward a More Perfect Union Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, US Attorney General - Dept. of Justice Review of How 'Dark Web' Drug Sales Continue to Grow Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 27, 2014 Schumer Calls for Top to Bottom Dept. of Justice Review of How 'Dark Web' Drug Sales Continue to Grow Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 23, 2014 Press Republican - Congressional Candidates Fire Off on Border Issues Rep. Elise Stefanik Plattsburgh, NY
Oct. 14, 2014 Reed And Brooks Hold Roundtable Discussion On Growing Drug Problem In The Southern Tier Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Oct. 14, 2014 Your Yorktown - Alliance for Safe Kids Receives $125k in Federal Funding Rep. Nita Lowey Unknown
Sept. 29, 2014 Schumer Announces, After His Push, New Crime Fighting Resources Coming to Chautauqua County With Designation of County as "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area" Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 29, 2014 After Push from Maloney, More Federal Resources to Combat Heroin Epidemic Coming to the Hudson Valley Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
Sept. 29, 2014 Chautauqua County Designated As High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Sept. 25, 2014 Congressman Engel Urges Bronx, Westchester Residents to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2014 Letter to Michele Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Prohibiting Sale of New Types of Dangerous Synethetic Drugs Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 24, 2014 Schumer Urges Feds to Prohibit Sale of New Types of Dangerous Synethetic Drugs Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 23, 2014 Maloney Announces Critical Investments to Combat Substance Abuse in the Hudson Valley Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
Sept. 22, 2014 Congresswoman Lowey Announces $1.7 Million in Federal Funding to Fight Local Youth Substance Abuse Rep. Nita Lowey White Plains, NY
Sept. 22, 2014 Daily Voice - Yorktown Group Receives Aid To Fight Youth Drug Abuse Rep. Nita Lowey White Plains, NY
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Maloney Introduces Legislation To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
Sept. 8, 2014 Schumer Announces, After His Push, DEA Has Finalized Rx Drug Disposal Regulations Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Aug. 21, 2014 Schumer: DEA Approval of Fed Intervention is Critical to Rein In Epidemic of Abuse & Preserve Appropriate Patient Access Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Aug. 12, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Looming Shortage of Doxycycline, Used to Treat Lyme Disease Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Aug. 12, 2014 Senator Calls on FDA to Investigate Current Situation, Proactively Address Drug Shortages Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Aug. 5, 2014 Letter to Michael Botticelli, National Director of Drug Control Policy - Drug Trafficking Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
July 31, 2014 Durbin, Reed Take Action to Help Address Drug Overdoes Epidemic Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
July 31, 2014 Foster, Maloney Introduce Legislation To Combat Heroin Abuse, Increase Resources For Treatment Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 Slaughter Responds to FDA's Six-Month Review of Voluntary Guidance on Antibiotics in Agriculture Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Markup of H.R. 4411, H.R. 4640, H.Res. 435, H.R. 4653, H.R. 2283, and H.Res. 562 Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
June 13, 2014 Schumer: We Must Provide Money & Intel To Help Chautauqua Battle Heroin Scourge Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 30, 2014 Engel Remarks on Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Nita Lowey Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 House Adopts Heroin Amendment Introduced By Congressman Gibson Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
May 28, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
May 28, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Heroin Usage Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
May 27, 2014 Lowey Co-Sponsors Bill to Combat Heroin Overdoses, Calls for Increased Efforts to Stem NY Heroin Epidemic Rep. Nita Lowey Cortlandt, NY
May 20, 2014 Letter to Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office - Assessment of Efforts to Curb Gun Trafficking in Mexico Rep. Eliot Engel Unknown
May 9, 2014 Engel & Salmon Offer Legislation to Review Drug Policy in the Western Hemisphere Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
April 25, 2014 Maloney Urges Hudson Valley to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday Rep. Sean Maloney Unknown
April 23, 2014 Congressman Engel Urges Bronx, Westchester Residents to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Rep. Eliot Engel 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. Paul Tonko 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. Sean Maloney 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. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
April 9, 2014 Hearing of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Advancing U.S. Interests in the Western Hemisphere: The FY 2015 Foreign Affairs Budget Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
March 18, 2014 A.G. Schneiderman, Congressman Higgins, and I-STOP Allies Call on the Federal Government to Rescind FDA Approval of Dangerous Opiod Zohydro ER Rep. Brian Higgins New York, NY
March 12, 2014 Congresswoman Lowey Announces $145,000 for Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Program in White Plains Rep. Nita Lowey Washington, DC
March 5, 2014 Schumer Calls for First Statewide Heroin Database - Lack of Information Hinders NY Law Enforcement's Ability to Combat Heroin Crisis: Drugstat Will Allow Local Cops, Hospitals, and Toxicologists to Track Crimes and Overdose Patterns Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
March 3, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services - Overturn Confounding FDA Decision Allowing New Super-drug to Hit Market without Protections to Prevent Abuse Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 28, 2014 Higgins Reports Progress on Efforts to Change the Way Addictive Painkillers are Prescribed Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
Feb. 12, 2014 Tonko Hosts Niskayuna Community Action Program in Washington Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2014 Letter to Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy - Making Duchess County a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 21, 2013 Schumer: Drug Buyback Programs Reduce Crime, Safely Dispose of Dangerous Drugs & Save Lives Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 18, 2013 Schumer: Drug Buyback Programs Safely Dispose of Dangerous Drugs, Eliminate Easy- Access to Unused Meds & Save Lives Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 23, 2013 With Three People Recently Killed in NYC by Overdose: Schumer Pushes New Plan to Curtail Use of Increasingly Dangerous and Popular Club Drug "Molly" - Immediate Steps would Increase Enforcement and Make It Harder to Manufacturer and Obtain Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 16, 2013 Schumer: Across Capital Region, Prescription Drug Abuse is Up & Criminals Are Stealing Rx Drugs During Home Burglaries; Urges DEA to Cut Red Tape That Now Prevents Pharmacies & Communities From Hosting Drug Take-Back Events, And to Ad Extra Incentive By Funding Buyback Programs Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 10, 2013 Schumer Announces FDA Has Heeded His Call to Issue New Labeling Requirements for Opiates - Move Will Help Combat the Alarming Trend of Babies Born Addicted to Prescription Drugs or Other Opiates Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 9, 2013 Rep. Engel Announces Grants for Reducing Youth Substance Abuse Rep. Eliot Engel Unknown
Aug. 9, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Department of Justice - DEA Surveillance Allegations Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
June 12, 2013 Letter to Nancy Simpher, Chancellor of NYU, and Laura Anglin, President of CICU - Study Drugs Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 30, 2013 Schumer: Key to Stopping Growing Heroin Use in the Rochester Region is Stopping Original Use of Over-Prescribed Painkillers Sen. Charles Schumer Rochester, NY
April 29, 2013 Schumer: Key to Stopping Growing Heroin Use in the Capital Region is Stopping Original Use of Over- Prescribed Painkillers Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. José Serrano Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Charles Rangel Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Louise Slaughter Unknown
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