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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act
Oct. 11, 2017 King Discusses Strategies to Combat Drug Crisis with Mount Blue Students
Sept. 21, 2017 King, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Those Recovering From Addiction
Aug. 29, 2017 Following Announcement Of National Opioid Emergency, Durbin And Bipartisan Sponsors Of Medicaid Care Act Press Trump To Heed Own Commission's Recommendations And Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
May 23, 2017 President's Budget Preserves Funding for Office of National Drug Control Policy Following Pressure From King, Colleagues
May 19, 2017 King Urges President Trump Not to Cut Funding to National Drug Control Policy Office as Opioid Epidemic Rages in Maine
May 18, 2017 King, Collins, Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
May 17, 2017 Brown, Portman, Capito, King Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids
May 17, 2017 King, Portman, Brown, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Newborns Exposed to Opioids
May 17, 2017 King Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
May 10, 2017 King Denounces Health Care Bill as "Ill-Conceived, Damaging, and Downright Cruel"
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President - Help Fight Opiod Epidemic
March 6, 2017 King, Colleagues Demand Answers on High Price of Drug for Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder
March 3, 2017 Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act
Feb. 28, 2017 King, Colleagues Introduce Drug Importation Bill to Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission - European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis
Feb. 2, 2017 King Statement on Number of Maine Drug Overdose Deaths in 2016
Jan. 10, 2017 The Observer - In Milo, a Way Forward in Fight Against Addiction
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Enforcement Network - Regarding Guidance on Banking Services
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Guidance on Banking Service for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses
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
Nov. 16, 2016 King Applauds Decision to Immediately Allow Qualified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Provide Life Saving Medication in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl
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
Oct. 5, 2016 King, Colleagues Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas
Sept. 6, 2016 Collins, King Announce $2.25 Million in Funding to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Maine
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce $605,230 in Funding to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Maine
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 26, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Underscores Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Fight Against Addiction
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills
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
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Important Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic
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
May 27, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Legislation to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids
May 24, 2016 Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
May 24, 2016 King, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Expand Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction
May 24, 2016 Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
May 17, 2016 King Renews Call for Emergency Funding to Combat Opioid and Heroin Addiction
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
May 12, 2016 House Passes Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs
May 4, 2016 Brown Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Who Have Been Exposed to Opioids
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day
April 29, 2016 King Emphasizes Collaboration in Fight Against Opioid Addiction at Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Annual Meeting
April 29, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs
April 15, 2016 At Maine Pain Symposium, King Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care
March 28, 2016 At Paris Town Hall, King Convenes Opioid Roundtable Focused on Family Members of Those Fighting Addiction
March 11, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Over $1.2 Million to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Maine
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