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Chellie Pingree's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 11, 2017 Pingree Statement on President Trump's National Emergency Declaration for Opioid Epidemic​
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Declare a National Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Kuster Leads Letter to President Trump Calling for Action on the Opioid Epidemic
Aug. 8, 2017 Trump's Plan to Address Opioid Epidemic Does Not Go Far Enough to Support Struggling Mainers
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding
May 10, 2017 Amid Secretary Price's visit to Maine, Pingree calls out damaging cuts to addressing opioid crisis
April 12, 2017 Stories from Mainers in substance use recovery show need for greater access to treatment and support, Pingree says
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices
March 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chariman John Culberson, Hon. Chairman Tom Cole, Hon. Chairman Tom Graves, Hon. Ranking Member Jose Serrano, Hon. Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, Hon. Ranking Member Mike Quigley of the House Committee on Appropriations - Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Calls for Funding of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Addiction
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Call for Funding to Combat Drug Epidemic
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. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Calling for Budget Anomalies to Address Opioid Epidemic
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 10, 2016 Nation's Opioid Epidemic
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic
Oct. 13, 2015 Urging Feds To Block Cuts To Methadone Treatment Payments
Sept. 10, 2015 Pingree Announces over $1 Million in Federal Drug-Free Communities Support Grants for Southern and Midcoast Maine
Sept. 9, 2015 Pingree-backed bill to address problem of infants struggling with drug Withdrawal Passes U.S. House
Aug. 17, 2015 Congresswoman Pingree Applauds Federal Money to Address Heroin Crisis
May 5, 2015 Pingree Introduces Bill to Let Consumers Buy Less Expensive Canadian Drugs
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
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies
March 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Zohydro ER
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
June 15, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
June 9, 2010 'Doughnut Hole' Checks on the Way to Medicare Recipients
March 12, 2010 Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3650, Harmful Algal Blooms And Hypoxia Research And Control Amendments Act Of 2010
March 3, 2010 Welch And 61 House Members Introduce Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Bill
March 1, 2010 Taking On Prescription Drug Prices
June 23, 2009 Health Care
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