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Date Title Officials Location
Nov. 16, 2015 Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2015 McConnell/Casey Bill Addressing Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal Passes House; Now Goes to President for Signature Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Casey, McConnell Bill Addressing Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal One Step Closer to Becoming Law Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Toomey Statement on Obama Administration Proposal to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2015 Opioids are Ravaging Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Opening Statement of Rep. Pitts, Examining Legislative Proposals to Combat our Nation's Drug Abuse Crisis Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Heroin Crisis: Casey Visits Local Addiction Treatment Provider And Highlights New Plans for Combatting Deadly Issue Sen. Robert Casey Norristown, PA
Sept. 30, 2015 Senators McConnell and Casey's Protecting Our Infants Act Advances Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2015 Meehan Announces More Federal Support for Delco Heroin Task Force Rep. Patrick Meehan Springfield, PA
Aug. 3, 2015 Toomey Introduces Legislation To Save Lives And Reduce Health Care Costs Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Marino, Pierluisi Introduce Transnational Drug Trafficking Bill Rep. Thomas Marino Washington D.C.
July 23, 2015 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup of H.R. 1344, H.R. 1462, H.R. 1725, and H.R. 2820 Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Executive Clemency for Drug Offenders Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Examining Public Health Legislation: H.R. 2820, H.R. 1344, and H.R. 1462 Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
June 21, 2015 Federal Bath Salts Ban Soon to be Law Rep. Charles Dent Washington, DC
May 22, 2015 E-News from Congressman Murphy 5/22/15 Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
May 21, 2015 #SubOversight Continues Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 #Subcommittee Continues Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Hearing of the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic? Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
May 7, 2015 Dent Urges Shop Owners to Stop Selling "Synthetic Marijuana" and Pledges to Continue Fighting Synthetic Drugs Rep. Charles Dent Unknown
May 1, 2015 E-News from Congressman Murphy 5/1/15 Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
May 1, 2015 #SubOversight Continues Hearing Series to Review Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - What is the Federal Government Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic? Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
April 24, 2015 E-News from Congressman Murphy 4/24/15 Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
April 23, 2015 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Combatting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic Perspectives Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
April 23, 2015 #SubOversight Continues Work to Combat Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Reps. Marino, Blackburn Hail Passage of Prescription Drug Enforcement Legislation Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act Rep. Ryan Costello Washington, DC
April 17, 2015 E-News from Congressman Murphy 4/17/15 Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
April 16, 2015 Hearing Notice: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
March 26, 2015 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: State and Local Perspectives Rep. Timothy Murphy 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. Michael Fitzpatrick 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. Brendan Boyle 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. Matthew Cartwright 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. Ryan Costello 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. Patrick Meehan Washington, DC
March 19, 2015 Hearing Notice: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
March 18, 2015 Letter to Pamela Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Ongoing Oversight of Mental Health System Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
Feb. 12, 2015 Markey Joins Senators to Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Program to Curb Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2015 Fitzpatrick Meets With District Anti-Drug Advocates Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Consider Ban Against Powdered Caffeine that Poses Dangers to Children across PA and Throughout Nation Sen. Robert Casey Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 27, 2015 Marino's Drug Diversion Bill Advances to House Energy & Commerce Committee Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2015 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
Jan. 22, 2015 Reps. Blackburn, Marino Introduce the Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Drug Enforcement Act Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Robert Casey 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. Robert Casey Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2014 Marino Applauds Passage of Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2014 Casey Pushes for Continued Funding for Counterdrug Center in Fort Indiantown Gap that Aids Local Law Enforcement Sen. Robert Casey Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Oct. 9, 2014 Fitzpatrick Addresses CADCA National Awards, Recognizes Bucks Co. Resident Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2014 Barletta Urges Citizens to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Reps. Blackburn, Marino, Chu, and Welch Applaud Senate Introduction of Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2014 Statement on the Expansion of Prescription Drug Take-Back Programs at DoD and VA Rep. Matthew Cartwright Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2014 Secure the Southwest Border Act of 2014 Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Committee's #RecordofSuccess Grows With Three More Bipartisan Bills Passed By the House Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Durbin, Shaheen, Toomey, Sessions Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Program to Curb Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Pitts, Pallone Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Anabolic Steroids Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
May 2, 2014 Traffickers Targeting SWPA Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
April 29, 2014 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
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. Timothy Murphy 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. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
April 16, 2014 Fitzpatrick Talks Anti-Drug Efforts with Montco Students, Community Groups Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Souderton, PA
April 11, 2014 Casey Helps Launch Bipartisan Working Group to Tackle RX Drug and Heroin Abuse Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
April 8, 2014 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Examining the Implementation of the Tobacco Control Act Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 Casey, Law Enforcement from Southwestern PA Push for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Robert Casey Pittsburgh, PA
April 7, 2014 Hearing of Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Improving Predictability and Transparency in DEA and FDA Regulation Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
March 26, 2014 Pitts, Pallone Introduce Legislation to Speed New Therapies Rep. Joseph Pitts Unknown
March 18, 2014 Casey, Law Enforcement from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Push for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Robert Casey Scranton, PA
March 13, 2014 Casey Presses FDA Commissioner on Recently Approved, Highly Addictive New Painkiller, Zohydro and Urges Review of Naloxone to Battle Heroin Overdoses Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
March 7, 2014 Casey, Law Enforcement from Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties Push for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Robert Casey Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 28, 2014 Casey Pushes for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Robert Casey Easton, PA
Feb. 27, 2014 Casey Pushes for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Opioid Abuse Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2014 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Counterfeit Drugs: Fighting Illegal Supply Chains Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2014 Marino, Blackburn introduce legislation to combat prescription drug abuse, ensure patient access Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2014 Fitzpatrick Continues Efforts to Combat Drug Use Locally, Nationally Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2014 Fattah Statement on CVS Decision to Stop Selling Cigarettes Rep. Chaka Fattah Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 5, 2014 GOP Senate, House Lawmaker Inquiry Reveals Weak Administration Oversight of Drug Discount Program for Uninsured, Low-Income Americans Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2014 Addiction and Mental Health Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2014 Casey Asks DEA to Increase Aid, Efforts to State As Concerns Rise About Heroin Rebranding Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Leahy Leads Coalition of Lawmakers in Welcoming the FDA's Release of Proposed Rules To Protect Consumers Using Generic Drugs Rep. Matthew Cartwright Washington, DC
Aug. 27, 2013 The Tribune-Democrat - U.S. Rep. Rothfus Speaks on Local, National and International Issues Rep. Keith Rothfus Unknown
Aug. 12, 2013 Fattah Applauds Holder on New Sentencing Guidelines Rep. Chaka Fattah Washington, DC
July 16, 2013 Hearing of the House Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - Reforming the Drug Compounding Regulatory Framework Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
July 16, 2013 Health Subcommittee Continues Examination of Drug Compounding Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
July 10, 2013 Letter to Administrator Leonhart - Methamphetamine Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
June 14, 2013 Hearing of the House Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - "Examining the Federal Government's Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis" Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
May 17, 2013 Pitts, Schakowsky, Whitfield and Eshoo Introduce Bill to End Doping of Racehorses Rep. Joseph Pitts Unknown
May 8, 2013 Letter to Margaret A. Hamburg - Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage Sen. Robert Casey Unknown
May 3, 2013 Letter to Mary Jane Helenek, President and CEO of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Michael Ball, CEO of Hospira Inc., and John Ducker, President and CEO of APP Pharmaceuticals - End Shortage of Critical Drugs Used to Treat Infants in Intensive Care Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Joseph Pitts Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Matthew Cartwright Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Chaka Fattah Unknown
March 22, 2013 Casey Introduces Bill to Combat Dangerous Trend of Cough Syrup Abuse Among Teens Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2013 Fitzpatrick Honored For Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Washington, DC
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