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Date Title Officials Location
Aug. 17, 2016 Manchin Applauds Crucial Funding for HIDTA and Heroin Response Strategy Program in West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Capito and Gillibrand Urge President Obama to Require CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2016 Published in Hungtington-Herald Dispatch- Sen. Joe Manchin: Passage of Drug-Abuse Law an Important Step Sen. Joe Manchin Unknown
Aug. 11, 2016 Letter to Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau - Capito, Shaheen Urge National Guard to Allocate Funding Based on State Overdose Rates Sen. Shelley Capito 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. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 The Register Herald - Rep. Jenkins: Common Ground Found During Drug Crisis Rep. Evan Jenkins Unknown
July 17, 2016 The Register-Herald - Common Ground Found During Drug Crisis Rep. Evan Jenkins Unknown
July 14, 2016 Warren, Capito, Alexander, Bennet, Clark, Stivers Applaud Incorporation of Reducing Unused Medications Act in Final Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Sen. Shelley Capito 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. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Manchin Introduces Legislation to Require Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report-- Sen. Shelley Capito 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. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Rep. Jenkins' NAS Healthy Babies Act on Its Way to President's Desk Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Manchin Applauds Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Fight the Opioid Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Capito Delivers Help to Curb Drug Epidemic Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Rep. Jenkins Secures an Additional $2M for HIDTA Program Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces the Implementation of His Bill H.R. 4499, the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015 Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Manchin Applauds Administration's Actions to Address the Opioid Abuse Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Johnson, Mooney and Alexander Praise Administration Plan to Remove Pain Management Measures from Medicare Payment Calculations Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to the Conferees, House-Senate conference committee - Capito Urges CARA Conferees to Include Provisions to Address West Virginia's Drug Epidemic Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary - Manchin Urges CARA Conferees to Consider Legislation to Fight Opioid Crisis on All Fronts Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Capito Addresses EPA Overreach, Drug Epidemic, Broadband in Latest Appropriations Bills Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Mooney Says PROP Act Would Help Curb Drug Addiction Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Rep. Jenkins Helps Prevent President's Cuts To Anti-Drug Programs Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Capito Introduces New Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 26, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017--Motion to Proceed Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Broadband, Agritherapy and Rural Development Supported in Agriculture Appropriations Bill Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Merkley, Mikulski and Manchin Push For More Action on Opioid Abuse in Senate Spending Bill Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Federal Legislation Passed to Combat Opioid Abuse Rep. David McKinley Bismarck, ND
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 The Herald Dispatch - Rep. Jenkins: Help for Drug-Addicted Babies an Urgent Need Rep. Evan Jenkins Huntington, WV
May 16, 2016 Capps Introduces Legislation to Better Understand Pain Treatment Rep. David McKinley Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 McKinley Supports Legislation Targeting Opioid Abuse Rep. David McKinley Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Capito Announces New Tactical Diversion Squad to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Combating the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Brown Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Who Have Been Exposed to Opioids Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Capito, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Bolster National Guard Counterdrug Program Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Walberg Introduces Bipartisan "Jessie's Law' to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Manchin, Members of Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Committee Introduce Veterans First Act Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Energy and Commerce Committee Takes Action to Combat Drug Addiction and Opioid Abuse Rep. David McKinley Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Reps. Jenkins and Clark Introduce Opioid Prescribing Bill Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 National Drug Take-Back Day Rep. Evan Jenkins 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. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader - Manchin Urges House Leaders to Take Quick Action on Comprehensive Opioid Bill Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Rep. Evan Jenkins to Deliver Weekly GOP Address Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Presents 15 Bills to End Epidemic at First Capitol Hill Press Conference Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Capito Advances West Virginia Priorities in Two Senate Appropriations Bills Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Reps. Bustos and Jenkins Introduce Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Capito Kicks Off Senate Appropriations Season Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
April 8, 2016 Mancin, Senators Introduce Bipartisan PROP Act Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Manchin Applauds Administration's New Actions to Address the Opioid Abuse Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Capito Statement on Administration Actions to Address Drug Epidemic Sen. Shelley Capito Charleston, WV
March 23, 2016 Manchin Applauds FDA Opioid Labeling Requirement Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 22, 2016 Stop the Over-Prescription of Opioids Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Senate HELP Committee Approves Capito and Kaine Bill to Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Capito and Manchin Announce $1.3 Million to Prevent Prescription Drug Overdoses in West Virginia Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Capito Welcomes CDC Chronic Pain Guidelines, Urges Action on Acute Care Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Funding for Substance Abuse Services Coming to Community Health Centers in Five West Virginia Counties Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Funding for Substance Abuse Services Coming to Community Health Centers in Five West Virginia Counties Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Manchin Applauds Senate Passage Of Comprehensive Opioid Bill Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Capito: Passage of Bipartisan Opioid Bill Marks Needed Step Toward Drug-Free West Virginia Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
March 7, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of His Consumer Education Amendment Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Manchin Introduces Five Amendments to Improve Comprehensive Opioid Legislation Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney's PROP Act Introduced as an Amendment to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act in the Senate Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Manchin Speaks at FDA Public Meeting on Opioid Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Warren, Capito, Clark and Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Partial Filling of Opioid Prescriptions Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Capito, Warren, Clark and Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Partial Filling of Opioid Prescriptions Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Senators Gillibrand And Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Require CDC To Issue Guidelines For Prescribing Opioids For Acute Pain Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Senators Capito and Gillibrand Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Require CDC to Issue Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids For Acute Pain Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Executive Calendar Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids Sen. Joe Manchin Unknown
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Capito, King Introduce Bill to Help Drug-Addicted Babies Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Manchin Bill Demands FDA Address Opioid Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Markey, Senate Democrats Demand Passage Of Emergency Funding To Tackle Prescription Opioid And Heroin Crisis Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Prescription Drug Epidemic in West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Combating the Drug Epidemic in Jefferson County, West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Debra Houry, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - Urge for CDC to Issue Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 Manchin Outraged by Study Finding Most Opioid Overdose Patients Continue to Receive Opioid Prescriptions Sen. Joe Manchin w
Jan. 27, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2016 Manchin Applauds 1.1 Billion Reduction in Opioid Tablets Since Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces HIDTA Designation for Jefferson County, West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2016 Jefferson County Receives High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
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