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Aug. 16, 2016 In Snohomish County, Larsen Holds Roundtable Discussion on Opioid Epidemic; Recently Passed Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act Rep. Richard Larsen Everett, WA
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
July 25, 2016 President Signs Opioid Bill with DelBene Amendment Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Murray, Wyden, Leahy, Shaheen Continue Work on Opioid Epidemic, Introduce Legislation to Fund Needed Treatment & Recovery Efforts Sen. Patty Murray 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. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Murray: We Must Continue to Push for Emergency Funding to Truly Help Patients & Families Suffering From Opioid Epidemic Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps U.S. House Pass Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic; Bill Expected to Head to President's Desk Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Earns Larsen's Support Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Kilmer Supports Bipartisan Bill to Help Americans and Families Hit by Opioid Epidemic Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Hearing of the Conference Committee on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act- Murray Remarks Sen. Patty Murray 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 Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 As Congress Heads to Conference on Opioid Epidemic, Murray Calls for Comprehensive Response, Emergency Funding for Communities in Need Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Sen. Murray: Administration Proposal Would Give Washington State the Tools and Resources Needed to Combat Opioid Crisis Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Larsen Statement on President Obama's Proposal to Increase Resources to Combat Washington State's Opioid Epidemic Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Lead Offers Alternative Solution To Seattle's Opioid Crisis Rep. Suzan DelBene Seattle, WA
May 27, 2016 ​DelBene: We Must Act Before Addiction Tears Our Country Apart Rep. Suzan DelBene Bothell, WA
May 13, 2016 McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Bills Addressing Opioid Crisis Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Unknown
May 13, 2016 Smith Statement on Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act and Related Legislation Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 House Passes 18 Bills to Fight Opioid Epidemic Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Members from Areas Hard Hit by Drug Crisis Introduce Bill to Provide More Than $1 Billion to Combat Epidemic Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Kennedy Joins House Coalition Pushing for Opioid Response Funding Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Newhouse Applauds Passage of Legislation Combatting Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Daniel Newhouse Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 DelBene Amends Opioid Bill to Boost Local Efforts Rep. Suzan DelBene Unknown
May 12, 2016 National Police Week: Blue Lives Matter Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Hearing of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Murray Applauds Steps to Help Patients and Families, Continues Call for Medical Research Funding Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Murray Calls Obama Administration Announcement on Opioid Epidemic "Strong Step" Forward, Urges Continued Work Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Opioids: Murray Announces Grants to Washington State Community Health Centers to Combat Opioid Abuse, Support Those Struggling with Addiction Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Whole Womens Health v. Hellerstedt Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Markey, Senate Democrats Demand Passage Of Emergency Funding To Tackle Prescription Opioid And Heroin Crisis Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Murray Statement on Obama Administration Proposals to Combat Opioid Abuse Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Call for Increased Access to Critical Opioid Overdose Prevention Tools in Rural Communities Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Murray, Hearing on Opioid Abuse in America: Facing the Epidemic and Examining Solutions Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Sen. Murray Announces Support for Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill to Focus Resources on Justice and Rehabilitation, Target Violent Criminals Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2015 Manchin, Kaine, Warner Call for Investigation into FDA Decision on Oxycontin Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 20, 2015 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Call for Action to Reduce Methadone-Related Overdose Deaths Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
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 McDermott 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. Suzan DelBene 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. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
March 10, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Alexander, Murray Announce Initiative to Examine Drug, Device Development and Review Process Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 18, 2014 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - MedPAC's June 2014 Report Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
June 2, 2014 Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Win for Pacific Salmon in House-Passed Spending bill Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
April 29, 2013 Letter to Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Chair Barbara Mikulski and Ranking Member Richard Shelby - Urging Investment in Key Program to Fight Crime in Washington State, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. James McDermott Unknown
Aug. 23, 2012 The Political Junkie - Interview with Rick Larsen Rep. Richard Larsen Unknown
March 12, 2012 Closing the "Donut Hole": Map of 2011 Washington State Savings Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2012, and for Other Purposes--Conference Report Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012 Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 17, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012 Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
July 28, 2011 McMorris Rodgers Introduces 340B Improvement Act Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. 2012 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. 2012 Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
May 2, 2011 Pediatric Interim Care Center Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 3, 2011 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker-elect, United States House of Representatives Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 27, 2010 Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010 Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
July 1, 2010 Larsen Votes to Strengthen Border Security Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
June 10, 2010 Larsen Announces $250 "Donut Hole' Checks Being Mailed Today Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
June 10, 2010 PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: Murray Announces That "Donut Hole" Rebate Checks Are Being Mailed to Washington State Seniors Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 25, 2010 Murray Applauds Passage of Bill that will Help 159,000 Washington Seniors Pay for Prescription Drugs, Improve Health Care for WA Families Starting This Year Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 24, 2010 Murray Pushes for Vote to Close the Medicare Part D "Donut Hole" that Affects 159,000 Washington State Seniors Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2009 Cantwell Protects Consumers From Paying Artificially High Rx Drug Prices Due To Industry Manipulation Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, D.C.
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. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
July 24, 2009 Letter to the Senate Finance Committee Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 9, 2009 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
June 22, 2009 Murray Applauds New Law Protecting Families from Dangers of Smoking Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 11, 2009 Smith's Statement On PEACE Act Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
June 11, 2009 Murray Applauds Win Protecting Families from Dangers of Smoking Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 7, 2009 Executive Session Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 7, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee – Nomination of Margaret Hamburg to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 6, 2009 Larsen Urges Strong Investment in Drug Courts to Save Lives, Prevent Crime Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
April 2, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Finance Committee - The Nomination of Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
April 1, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Confirmation Hearing of R. Gil Kerlikowske to be Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 31, 2009 Larsen Applauds House Passage Of His Bill To Protect Kids From DXM Rep. Richard Larsen Washington D.C.
March 31, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - The Nomination of Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of The Department of Health and Human Services Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 11, 2009 Murray's Statement on the Nomination of Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske to be Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 11, 2009 Cantwell Statement on Gil Kerlikowske's Nomination for Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
July 16, 2008 Cantwell Congratulates Washington State Sheriffs on Efforts to Combat Gangs Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
May 22, 2008 Larsen Congratulates Washington State Drug Courts for their Life-Saving, Cost-Effective Work Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
April 7, 2008 Letter to Robert Byrd and Thad Cochran, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Re: JAG Funding Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
March 10, 2008 Boxer Leads Call to Restore Bush Cuts to Urban Indian Health Programs Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2008 Larsen Brings Local Concerns to Congress, Fights to Fund Law Enforcement and Keep Drugs Out of Our Communities Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2007 Dextromethorphan Distribution Act of 2007 Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2007 Larsen Bill to Protect Kids from DXM Abuse Passes the House Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2007 Reichert Votes to Continue Funding for Children Affected by Drug Abuse Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2007 Larsen Works to Protect Children Endangered by Meth Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2007 Letters to Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Labor Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 14, 2007 Larsen Urges Congress to Restore $40 Million for Drug Courts to Fight Meth and Prevent Crime Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
May 14, 2007 Senator Murray Introduces Senate Bill to Limit Abuse of Cough Syrup Drug - DXM Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 9, 2007 Murray Helps Pass FDA Revitalization Bill that Overhauls Drug Safety and Effectiveness Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 8, 2007 Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments Act Of 2007--Continued Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
April 18, 2007 Senator Murray Frustrated that Republicans Are Blocking Debate on Medicare RX Drug Program Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
April 18, 2007 Murray Works to Modernize FDA and Ensure Public Safety Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
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