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Ron Wyden's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
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 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Delay Federal Opioid Workshop Until Industry Conflicts are Examined
March 30, 2017 Wyden, Blumenauer Announce Bipartisan Path to Marijuana Reform
March 15, 2017 Wyden Slams Republican Vote to Create "Bedlam" for Drug Testing of Unemployed Americans
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws
Feb. 23, 2017 Wyden Statement on White House Comments Against Legal Marijuana
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission - European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis
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. 8, 2016 Wyden Asks Congress to Pass Historic Bipartisan, Bicameral Child Welfare Reform Bill
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. 15, 2016 Opioid Addiction
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Leahy Presses Administration to Take On Opioid Distributors
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. 12, 2016 Wyden Report: Opioid Funds Lacking, Nationwide Epidemic Will Continue to Rage
Oct. 10, 2016 Wyden Report Shows Only 1 in 10 Oregonians with Opioid Addiction Receiving Needed Treatment
Oct. 7, 2016 Wyden Statement on Mylan Settlement
Sept. 30, 2016 Wyden, Booker, Gillibrand Express Concern about DEA Process to Schedule Kratom
Sept. 28, 2016 Wyden, Pallone Confirm EpiPen Makers Overcharged Medicaid for Two Decades
Sept. 5, 2016 Washington Post - A Better Way to Help Vulnerable Children and Families
Aug. 11, 2016 Wyden: Federal Law "Behind the Times' with DEA Decision Not to Reschedule Marijuana
July 27, 2016 Wyden Alarmed By Dramatic Rise of Illicit Fentanyl
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 14, 2016 The Family First Prevention Services Bill
July 14, 2016 Murray, Wyden, Leahy, Shaheen Continue Work on Opioid Epidemic, Introduce Legislation to Fund Needed Treatment & Recovery Efforts
July 13, 2016 Wyden Statement on Passage of CARA Opioid Legislation
July 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016
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
July 6, 2016 Wyden Disappointed in Multi-Million Dollar Windfall for Drug Makers Instead of Care for Pregnant Women in Opioid Conference Report
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
July 1, 2016 Letter to Dr. Victoj J. Dzau, M.D., President, National Academy of Medicine - Concerns Regarding National Academy Committee Ties to Opioid Manufacturers
June 28, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, Harry Reid, Minority Leader, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Medical Marijuana Provisions in Funding Bill
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration - Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision
June 16, 2016 Finance Senators Introduce Family First Prevention Services Act
June 15, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Request for Information on Surge of Illegally-Produced Fentanyl
June 10, 2016 Bipartisan House, Senate Leaders Announce Proposed Child Welfare Legislation
May 20, 2016 Letter to Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner and Border Patrol - Concerns on the Dangers of Powerful Opioid Fentanyl
April 27, 2016 Wyden Proposes Cap on Prescription Drug Costs
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana
April 15, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medical Marijuana
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana
March 25, 2016 Letter to Janet L. Yellen, Chairman of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Debbie Matz, Chairman of National Credit Union Administration Board; Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency; Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury; Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Marijuana Businesses' Access to Banking Services
March 10, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
Feb. 29, 2016 Opioid Addiction
Feb. 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance - Opening Statement of Sen. Ron Wyden - Hearing on Opioids
Feb. 4, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 4, 2016 Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer, Bonamici Introduce Bill Allowing Written Marijuana Ads in States Where Marijuana is Legal
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