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Bill Foster's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 11, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations
May 25, 2017 Press Release: Foster Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage to Combat Opioid Crisis
Sept. 28, 2016 Press Release: Congressman Foster Introduces a Package of Bills to Improve Educational Opportunities and Affordability
Sept. 26, 2016 Press Release: Foster Hosts Science of Addiction Discussion
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
May 19, 2016 Foster Introduces Medicaid CARE Act to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
May 13, 2016 Foster Hosts Tele-Town Hall Discussion on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic
May 12, 2016 House Passes Foster's Bill to Assess Nationwide Opioid Addiction Treatment Capacity
May 11, 2016 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016
March 24, 2016 Foster, Esty, Clark Lead 102 House Democrats in Calling for Increased Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
March 3, 2016 Foster, Baldwin Introduce Legislation To Support Regenerative Medicine
Feb. 2, 2016 Foster Applauds White House Efforts To Increase Resources For Opioid Abuse, Calls On Congress To Act
Jan. 12, 2016 Foster Responds To The State Of The Union
Oct. 1, 2015 Foster Introduces Legislation To Combat Drug Abuse
Feb. 3, 2015 Foster Applauds Increased Resources For Naloxone in White House Budget
Dec. 19, 2014 Beacon News - Aurora Forum Examines Fight to Stop Heroin Use
Sept. 25, 2014 Community Leaders Discuss Foster's Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies
Sept. 19, 2014 Foster Introduces Legislation To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Aug. 6, 2014 Foster, Joliet Community Leaders Discuss Legislation to Combat Heroin Abuse, Increase Resources for Treatment
July 31, 2014 Foster, Maloney Introduce Legislation To Combat Heroin Abuse, Increase Resources For Treatment
May 30, 2014 Foster Votes To Increase Investment In Science and Heroin Abuse Prevention
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingson, Chairman, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services of the House Appropriations Committee - Increased Funding To Fight Heroin Abuse
Feb. 5, 2014 Heroin Abuse
Nov. 7, 2013 Foster Calls For Increased Resources To Combat Heroin Use
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
June 10, 2010 Rep. Foster Announces "Donut Hole' Relief, Warns Seniors of Potential Scams
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