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July 19, 2016 The Herald-News - Federal Mental Health Bill Shifts Focus to Preventing Tragedy Rep. Timothy Murphy Unknown
July 14, 2016 Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis Passes House and Senate Rep. Bill Shuster Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Thompson Supported Bill to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Heads to President's Desk Rep. Glenn Thompson Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate- Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Opioid Abuse Bill Passes with Barletta Protection for Newborns Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Three Meehan Bills Pass House in Final Opioid Package Rep. Patrick Meehan Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Dent Supports Measure to Address National Opioid Epidemic Rep. Charles Dent Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Rothfus Statement on House Passage of Opioid Legislation Rep. Keith Rothfus Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Fitzpatrick, House Advance Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Thompson Urges Senate Action on Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, to Fight National Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Glenn Thompson Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Patrick Meehan Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Sen. Toomey: Protect Communities From Foreign Fentanyl Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
June 21, 2016 Toomey's Take: Prince's Death Underscores Need to Protect U.S. Communities from Dangerous Foreign Fentanyl Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency Rep. Matthew Cartwright Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Toomey Applauds Increase in Funds to Fight Opioid Crisis Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 The Daily Beast- How Knockoff Fentanyl Dodges Cops Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
June 7, 2016 Times Leader- Our Opinion: Surge In Fatal Heroin Overdoses Puts Onus On Luzerne County Residents To Seek Solutions Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
June 3, 2016 Ellwood City Ledger- U.s. Sen. Pat Toomey Calls For Crackdown On Chinese Fentanyl Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
May 29, 2016 OP-ED: U.S. House Takes Action on Opioid / Heroin Crisis Rep. Scott Perry Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 We All Know the Victims in the Opioid Crisis Rep. Bill Shuster Unknown
May 24, 2016 Barletta bill protecting opioid addicted newborns unanimously passed in U.S. House Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Tribune-Democrat- Keith Rothfus: Combatting the heroin epidemic Rep. Keith Rothfus Unknown
May 19, 2016 Rep. Marino Appointed to Committee Aimed at Moving Opioid Legislation to President's Desk Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Herald Standard- Awaiting House Consideration Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
May 18, 2016 The Tribune Democrat- Toomey Targets Region to Tout Work in Saving Lives Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
May 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget- Demanding Justice for Victims of Meningitis Outbreak Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Speaker Ryan Names Pitts to Opioid Conference Committee Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Rep. Marino's Bill to Halt Transnational Drug Trafficking Signed into Law Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Barletta Named Conferee on Comprehensive Opiate Addiction Legislation Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Meehan Named to Key House-Senate Panel on Opioid Epidemic Rep. Patrick Meehan Unknown
May 13, 2016 Thompson Supported Legislation to Fight Back Against Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Passes House Rep. Glenn Thompson Unknown
May 13, 2016 House Votes to Codify Federal Aid for Vets' Treatment Courts Rep. Patrick Meehan Unknown
May 13, 2016 Republicans and Democrats Working Together to Address Opioid Crisis Rep. Bill Shuster Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 House Passes Meehan Opioid Addiction Bill Rep. Patrick Meehan Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Rothfus Naloxone Amendment Included in House Opioid Legislation Rep. Keith Rothfus Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 House Passes Bill to Strengthen Protections Against Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Bill to Halt Transnational Drug Trafficking Passes House, Heads to President's Desk Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
May 9, 2016 PennLive - Congress Should Approve this BIll Protecting Babies Born Addicted to Opiates Rep. Louis Barletta Unknown
April 26, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Sen. Cruz, Others Hammer FDA on Relaxed Standards for Abortion Drug Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Sen. Cruz, Others Hammer FDA on Relaxed Standards for Abortion Drug Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Sen. Cruz, Others Hammer FDA on Relaxed Standards for Abortion Drug Rep. Keith Rothfus Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Sen. Cruz, Others Hammer FDA on Relaxed Standards for Abortion Drug Rep. Mike Kelly Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Combatting the Heroin Epidemic in Western PA Rep. Keith Rothfus Johnstown, PA
April 20, 2016 Toomey Discusses Time Magazine Article: "How Obamacare Is Fueling America's Opioid Epidemic" Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Rep. Marino's Prescription Drug Enforcement Legislation Signed into Law Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bills to Combat International Drug Trafficking Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Pitts, Health Markup Rep. Joseph Pitts Washington, DC
April 16, 2016 Meehan Bill Aims to Stop Pain Prescriptions from Becoming Heroin Addictions for Youth Athletes Rep. Patrick Meehan Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Reading Eagle - Better Cooperation Among States Can Reduce Drug Abuse Rep. Patrick Meehan Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Murphy Responds to White House on Opioid Plan Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Rothfus and Keating Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Save Lives Rep. Keith Rothfus Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. Louis Barletta Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Marino Hails Senate Passage of Prescription Drug Enforcement Legislation Rep. Thomas Marino Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Casey, Bipartisan Senate Partners Introduce Bill To Protect Drug-Dependent Infants Clears Committee Unanimously Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 Toomey's Take: Seniors Forgotten Victims in Opioid Epidemic Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
March 10, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Robert Casey Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 One in Four Rep. Joseph Pitts Unknown
March 10, 2016 Bipartisan Measure to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Clears Senate Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Brown and Toomey's Bipartisan Bill to Curb Addiction within Medicare Program Passes as Amendment Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors Act Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Brown and Toomey's Bipartisan Bill to Curb Addiction Within Medicare Program, Reduce Health Care Costs Highlighted During Senate Hearing Sen. Patrick Toomey Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Rothfus Works to Combat Heroin Epidemic Rep. Keith Rothfus Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 22, 2016 Fighting the Epidemic of Heroin and Opioid Abuse Sen. Patrick Toomey Unknown
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
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Charles Dent Washington, DC
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. 27, 2015 Costello Op-Ed: More needs to be done to combat heroin epidemic Rep. Ryan Costello Unknown
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. 18, 2015 Representatives Dent, Himes Norton and Jolly -- Retail Sales of Synthetic Drugs Must End Rep. Charles Dent Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Barletta Cosponsors Bill to Fight Synthetic Street Drugs Rep. Louis Barletta 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 #SubOversight Continues Work to Combat Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Rep. Timothy Murphy Washington, DC
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
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