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May 12, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of House Opioid Bills Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 House Passes Hatch-Whitehouse Bill to Prevent Illicit Transfer of Prescription Drugs Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Hatch and Whitehouse's Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act Passes Senate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Reed Supports Senate Passage of Anti-Heroin Bill Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Far-Reaching Addiction Bill Clears Final Procedural Hurdle in Senate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Clears Judiciary Committee Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Whitehouse Brings Rhode Islander to Testify Before Judiciary Committee on Addiction Crisis Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Cicilline Statement on Good Samaritan Law Signing Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 26, 2015 Reed Increases Federal Resources to Confront Heroin Crisis & Overcome Barriers to Treatment and Recovery Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Supporting Bill to Improve Treatment for Pregnant Women and Moms with Substance Use Disorders Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Judiciary Committee Clears Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2015 Raimondo, Reed & Whitehouse Announce $3.76 Million to Confront RI Drug Overdose Epidemic Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
Sept. 8, 2015 Raimondo, Reed & Whitehouse Announce $3.76 Million to Confront RI Drug Overdose Epidemic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Increase Access to Treatment for Prescription Pain Addiction Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Delegation & Raimondo Announce $250,000 in Federal Funds to Benefit RI Youth with Substance Abuse Disorders Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Delegation & Raimondo Announce $250,000 in Federal Funds to Benefit RI Youth with Substance Abuse Disorders Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Delegation & Raimondo Announce $250,000 in Federal Funds to Benefit RI Youth with Substance Abuse Disorders Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Delegation & Raimondo Announce $250,000 in Federal Funds to Benefit RI Youth with Substance Abuse Disorders Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Delegation & Raimondo Announce $250,000 in Federal Funds to Benefit RI Youth with Substance Abuse Disorders Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Portman and Whitehouse Offer Amendment to Support Recovery Support Services to Students Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Senators Seek to Reduce Drug Deaths with Overdose Prevention Act Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed Washington D.C.
April 29, 2015 Whitehouse Fighting to Help RIers Combat Addiction Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Reed, Durbin Applaud New Initiative to Strike Back at Growing Heroin Epidemic Sen. John Reed 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. James Langevin Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse: Let's Lift the Stigma on Addiction and Recovery Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2015 Rhode Islanders Discuss Whitehouse Bill to Combat Drug Addiction & Support Recovery Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Pawtucket, RI
Feb. 13, 2015 Portman and Whitehouse Renew Push to Combat Drug Addiction and Support Americans in Recovery Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 Senators Hatch, Whitehouse Introduce Legislation to Streamline Drug Development Process and Protect Patient Access to Medications Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
Feb. 11, 2015 Reed, Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2014 Senate Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Consumers from Steroids Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 Senators Host Bipartisan Forum on "Collateral Consequences" of Addiction Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Combat Drug Addiction and Support Recovering Addicts Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Drug Addiction and Support Recovering Addicts Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Reed Takes Action to Help Address Drug Overdose Epidemic Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Sen. Whitehouse Brings Rhode Island Guest to Criminal Justice Event at White House Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Bipartisan Forum in U.S. Capitol Highlights Issues Facing Women Struggling with Addiction Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 14, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Willliam J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice - Regarding Pfizer's Potential Takeover of AstraZeneca Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
April 29, 2014 Roll Call - Breaking the Cycles of Addiction and Recidivism Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases, Aboard Ships Sen. John Reed Unknown
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products Sen. John Reed Unknown
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Dough McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart - Remove Tobacco Products from Stores Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Dough McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart - Remove Tobacco Products from Stores Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2014 Hatch, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Steroids Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
Sept. 17, 2013 RI Congressional Delegation announces $949,593 in Federal Funding to Support Drug-Free Communities in Rhode Island Rep. James Langevin Providence, RI
Sept. 17, 2013 RI Congressional Delegation announces $949,593 in Federal Funding to Support Drug-Free Communities in Rhode Island Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
Sept. 17, 2013 RI Congressional Delegation announces $949,593 in Federal Funding to Support Drug-Free Communities in Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
Sept. 17, 2013 RI Congressional Delegation announces $949,593 in Federal Funding to Support Drug-Free Communities in Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline Providence, RI
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. James Langevin Unknown
Sept. 19, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Hutchison Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2012 Delegation Announces $1.1 Million to Reduce Youth Substance Abuse in RI Rep. James Langevin Unknown
June 21, 2012 Reed: Synthetic Drugs Known as "Bath Salts" Soon to be Outlawed Nationwide Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 30, 2012 Reed Wants to Close Dangerous Drug "Bath Salts" Loophole Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 23, 2012 Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 29, 2012 Senators Portman, Whitehouse and Representative Rogers Introduce Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 22, 2012 Health Care Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2011 Thousands of RI Seniors Benefitting from "Doughnut Hole" Fix Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2011 Reed: Health Reform Law Saving RIers $5.5 Million on Prescription Drugs Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2011 Thousands of RI Seniors Benefitting from "Doughnut Hole" Fix Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2011 Thousands of RI Seniors Benefitting from "Doughnut Hole" Fix Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
July 19, 2011 Whitehouse Holds Hearing on Drug and Veterans Treatment Courts Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 15, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
June 13, 2011 Feinstein, Schumer, Whitehouse Report Calls for Stronger U.S. Response to Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 31, 2011 Freshman New England Reps: Serving Our Nation's Heroes Rep. David Cicilline Unknown
May 19, 2011 Secretary Sebelius, Senate Dems Reveal: Despite False Republican Claims, Extreme House Budget Would Force Seniors Currently Enrolled In Medicare To Pay More For Health Care And Prescription Drugs On Day One Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2010 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 17, 2010 Op-Ed - Climbing Out of the Doughnut Hole Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
June 14, 2010 Whitehouse Highlights Medicare "Doughnut Hole" Fix in Visit with Pawtucket Seniors Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Pawtucket, RI
June 8, 2010 Reed: Checks to Help Close 'Doughnut Hole' for RI Seniors Go Out This Week Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 28, 2010 Letter To margaret A. Manburg, M.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Sen. John Reed Unknown
Jan. 8, 2010 Warwick Beacon - Closing the Medicare 'Doughnut Hole' Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Warwick, RI
Sept. 21, 2009 Letter to Chairman Kohl, Chair DeLauro and Ranking Members Brownback and Kingston of the Conference Committee of the Senate and House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2009 Letter to Chairman Kohl, Chair DeLauro and Ranking Members Brownback and Kingston of the Conference Committee of the Senate and House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Aug. 6, 2009 Health Care Reform Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 24, 2009 Letter to the Senate Finance Committee Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 24, 2009 Letter to the Senate Finance Committee Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 17, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Oversight of the Justice Department Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 21, 2009 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 14, 2009 Hearing Of The Senate Foreign Relations Committee - To Consider The Nominations Of Jeffrey Feltman To Be Assistant Secretary Of State For Near Eastern Affairs; Robert Orris Blake To Be Assistant Secretary of State For South Asian Affairs Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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