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Date Title Officials Location
Jan. 17, 2018 Polis defends hemp's small businesses and farms in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Polis Asks FDA to Lift Public Health Warning on Kratom Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Allow Research of Medical Marijuana as Pain Management Alternative to Opioids Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Allow Research of Medical Marijuana as Pain Management Alternative to Opioids Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Allow Research of Medical Marijuana as Pain Management Alternative to Opioids Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2017 Opioid Commission Ideas a Positive Step, But More Funding Needed to Fight the Opioid Epidemic, DeGette Says Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 President's Opioids Declaration is Far from Sufficient, DeGette Says Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Call on President to Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2017 Tipton Votes to Increase Chemical Screening to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
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 Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Regarding Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to Joseph Mastandrea, Chairman of the Board of Miami-Luken, Inc. and Michael Faul, President and Chief Executive Officer of Miami-Luken, Inc. - Congress Members Expand Bipartisan Investigation into Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia Amid Opioid Crisis Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2017 Bennet Hosts FDA Commissioner Gottlieb and Tours Local Health Facilities Sen. Michael Bennet Aurora, CO
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations Rep. Jared Polis Unknown
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Price, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Patient Brokering in Addiction Treatment Centers Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
July 7, 2017 $195M in New Federal Funding Available to Address Mental Health and Substance Abuse Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
May 9, 2017 DeGette Demands Answers About Alleged Pill Dumping in Midst of Opioid Crisis Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
May 8, 2017 Letter to the AmerisourceBergen Corporation, CardinalHealth, McKesson Corporation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration - Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
May 8, 2017 Letter to AmerisourceBergen Corporation, CardinalHealth, McKesson Corporation and the Drug Enforcement Administration - Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Bennet Advances Bipartisan Emergency Medical Services Bill Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
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 Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Bennet Asks DOJ to Uphold Existing State Marijuana Laws Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 SteamBoat Today - Progress And Next Steps In Our Fight Against Opioid Abuse Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Mr. Kemp Chester, Acting Director of the the Office of National Dug Control Policy - Provide Assistance in Questioning all Federal Agencies on Plans to Address Fentanyl Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Rolling Back More Harmful Regulations Rep. Douglas Lamborn Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Looking Forward To The 115th Congress Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
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 Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Tipton Votes To Advance Landmark Opioid Abuse, Mental Health, And Rare Disease Response Bill Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office - Effectiveness of the Cannabis Eradication Program Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Alamosa Chieftan - Tipton Offers Help on SLV Drug Use Rep. Scott Tipton Alamosa, CO
Oct. 12, 2016 KKCO NBC 11 News - Opioid Epidemic Continues to Bring Action from State Officials Rep. Scott Tipton Grand Junction, CO
Oct. 12, 2016 Daily Sun-Sentinel - Few Options for Opioid Addicts, Tipton Told Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
Sept. 13, 2016 Providing for Consideration of H.R. Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2016 Following Community Meetings, Tipton Takes Further Action to Fight Opioid Abuse Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
Aug. 26, 2016 COLUMN: Fighting Opioid Addiction Must be a Health Care Priority Rep. Jared Polis Unknown
Aug. 26, 2016 Column: Fighting Opioid Addiction Must be a Health Care Priority Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
Aug. 11, 2016 Perlmutter Statement on DEA Marijuana Announcement Rep. Ed Perlmutter Lakewood, CO
Aug. 8, 2016 Tipton Announces Date for Roundtable on Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Cortez Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
July 20, 2016 Opioid epidemic runs deep and wide, Tipton hears Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
July 14, 2016 Congress' Approval Rating Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Warren, Capito, Alexander, Bennet, Clark, Stivers Applaud Incorporation of Reducing Unused Medications Act in Final Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Sen. Michael Bennet 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. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Measures to Address Opioid Abuse Sen. Michael Bennet 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. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Education and Community Support Needed to Fight Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
July 8, 2016 Coffman Statement on Passage of Opioid Epidemic Legislation Rep. Michael Coffman Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 House GOP Block Marijuana Banking Amendment Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Finance Senators Introduce Family First Prevention Services Act Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
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 Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Coffman Conducts Hearing on VA Oversight of Drug Prescriptions and Medical Facilities Rep. Michael Coffman Denver, CO
May 23, 2016 Coffman Conducts Hearing on VA Oversight of Drug Prescriptions and Medical Facilities Rep. Douglas Lamborn Denver, CO
May 20, 2016 Business Insider - Congress Warming to Idea of Medical Marijuana for Veterans Rep. Michael Coffman Denver, CO
May 13, 2016 Tipton Supports Slate of Bipartisan Bills Combating Nationwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Addiction and Abuse Rep. Douglas Lamborn Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Providing for Consideration of S. Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Tipton Supports Slate of Bipartisan Bills Combating Nationwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Opioid Abuse Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 House Unanimously Passes Polis's Bill to Protect At-Risk Infants Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
May 7, 2016 The Pueblo Chieftain - Multifront, Coordinated Approach Sorely Needed Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
May 6, 2016 Bennet Cosponsors Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 KDVR - DOD Asked to Investigate Military Drug Testing After Undercover Investigation Rep. Michael Coffman Denver, CO
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Tipton, House Task Force Colleagues Working to Quell Opioid Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton 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. Douglas Lamborn Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Tipton Focused on Combatting Opioid Abuse in Third District, Across Nation Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Senate HELP Committee Holds Markup for PATH Act to Create Streamlined Antibiotic Approval Pathway Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Bennet Bills to Address Opioid Abuse, Mental Health Crisis Advance to Full Senate Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Gardner Applauds Passage of Drug Addiction Treatment and Prevention Legislation Sen. Cory Gardner Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2015 Sen. Cory Gardner Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 HELP Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Help Patients by Facilitating Faster Development of Drugs for Rare Diseases Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Executive Clemency for Drug Offenders Rep. Ken Buck Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 DeGette Seeks Stronger Labeling of Opioids Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 4, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Opiods Safety Warnings Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
June 3, 2015 PRIVACY: Polis Amendment Preventing DEA Bulk Surveillance Passes House Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
June 3, 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Rep. Douglas Lamborn Washington, DC
June 2, 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Letter to Pamela Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Ongoing Oversight of Mental Health System Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
March 5, 2015 Gardner Supports Industrial Hemp Legalization Sen. Cory Gardner Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Rep. DeGette Joins Reps. Esty, DeLauro, Ruiz, and Bustos to Introduce Bill Banning E-Cigarette Marketing to Children Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Bennet-Authored Breakthrough Designation Yields Full FDA Approval for Lung Cancer Drug Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
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 Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
March 6, 2014 Polis Introduces Legislation to Create Federal Guidelines for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2014 DeGette Highlights Dangers Of Drug Counterfeiting Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Nov. 27, 2013 President Signs Bennet's Landmark Bill to Secure Drug Supply Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
Oct. 1, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder - Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges AG Holder to Establish Drug Take-Back Programs for DoD And VA Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
May 15, 2013 Bennet, Burr, Harkin, Alexander Introduce Bill to Improve Safety of Nation's Drug Supply Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
April 19, 2013 Bennet, Burr, Harkin, Alexander Release Draft Bill to Improve Safety of Nation's Drug Supply Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Jared Polis Unknown
March 8, 2013 DeGette And Coffman Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Respect States' Rights On Marijuana Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
March 8, 2013 DeGette And Coffman Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Respect States' Rights On Marijuana Rep. Michael Coffman Washington, DC
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