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Date Title Officials Location
Dec. 5, 2016 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Call for Passage of Foster Care Reforms Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Call for Passage of Foster Care Reforms Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Whitehouse Statement on Surgeon General Addiction Report Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Reed Urges RIers to Safely Discard Unused, Expired Prescription Pain Killers Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President of the Intl. Narcotics Control Board - Call on UN to Take Action to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Addressing Critical Matters Facing Our Nation Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Calling for Budget Anomalies to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 Reps. Cicilline, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Synthetic Drug Epidemic Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Delegation Announces $1.9M for Opioid Addiction Treatment in RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. John Reed Unknown
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Request Update on DEA Efforts to Monitor Controlled Substances Prescribers Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2016 Whitehouse Helps Launch Partnership for Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
July 25, 2016 Portman's CARA Co-Author Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Praises Bill Signing Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
July 22, 2016 Whitehouse Applauds Signing of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Into Law Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic Sen. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. John Reed Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Ayotte, Whitehouse, Portman, Klobuchar Cheer Final Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Whitehouse Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Langevin, Cicilline Support Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Whitehouse Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Langevin, Cicilline Support Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Whitehouse Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Langevin, Cicilline Support Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Whitehouse Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Langevin, Cicilline Support Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Whitehouse Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Langevin, Cicilline Support Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Whitehouse Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Langevin, Cicilline Support Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees - Urge Comprehensive Approach in Congressional Opioid Abuse Bill Negotiation Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees - Authors of Bipartisan Senate Addiction Bill Call on Conferees to Adopt Comprehensive Approach Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Bipartisan Senators Comment on Deficiencies in Monitoring Eligibility of Controlled Substance Prescribers Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Whitehouse Calls for Strong Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of House Opioid Bills Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. David Cicilline 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 Rep. David Cicilline 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 10, 2016 Reed Supports Senate Passage of Anti-Heroin Bill Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Far-Reaching Addiction Bill Clears Final Procedural Hurdle in Senate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed-- 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. 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. 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
Sept. 8, 2015 Raimondo, Reed & Whitehouse Announce $3.76 Million to Confront RI Drug Overdose Epidemic Sen. John Reed 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 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 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. 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 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed Washington D.C.
June 23, 2015 Senators Seek to Reduce Drug Deaths with Overdose Prevention Act Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
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 Senators Introduce Bipartisan 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 Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce 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. 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 31, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Reed Takes Action to Help Address Drug Overdose Epidemic Sen. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Dough McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart - Remove Tobacco Products from Stores Sen. John Reed 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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
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