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July 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor - Recommendations on Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor - Recommendations on Opioid Epidemic Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 7, 2017 Murphy Report: Gop Health Care Bill Would Make Connecticut'S Opioid Epidemic Worse Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Letter to Dr. Keith Hill, Director of Congressional Budget Office - Better Care Reconciliation Act Score on Addressing Substance Use Disorder Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 22, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Republicans' Cruel & Costly Healthcare Plan Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 1, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces New Funding for Opioid Epidemic, Encourages Connecticut Communities & Health Providers to Apply Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Unknown
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Reductions to the Office of the National Drug Control Policy Rep. Joseph Courtney Unknown
May 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 5, 2017 Letter to Richard Baum, Acting Director of Office of National Drug Control Policy - Combatting Opioid Addiction Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Dismissal of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 28, 2017 Murphy Urges Connecticut Residents to Return Unused Drugs Tomorrow on "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research Sen. Christopher Murphy Unknown
April 24, 2017 Murphy Statement on First Ever Nominee for Asst. Secretary for Mental Health & Substance Use Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 22, 2017 Murphy Statement on Trump Demanding Resignation of Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. James Himes Hartford, CT
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Joseph Courtney Hartford, CT
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President- Help Fight Opiod Epidemic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President- Help Fight Opiod Epidemic Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Combatting the Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Combatting the Opioid Epidemic Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 Schakowsky, Cummings, DeLauro, and Welch Introduce Comprehensive Bill to Address Drug Pricing Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 Esty Statement on President Trump's Opioid Crisis Commission Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 Dent Introduces Synthetic Drug Control Act Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Work with United Nations to Take Action on Illicit Fentanyl Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Mr. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Review Federal and State Oversight of Sober Living Homes Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Murphy Calls for Investigation After Recent String of Overdoses in Connecticut Sober Houses Sen. Christopher Murphy 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. Joseph Courtney 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. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission - European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Grassley on Bipartisan Legislation to Help Fight Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2016 Report: Prescription Drug Prices Driving Up Health Care Costs Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2016 Courtney Statement On 21st Century Cures Act Being Signed Into Law Rep. Joseph Courtney Norwich, CT
Dec. 7, 2016 Courtney, Esty Applaud New Opioid Funds in Year-End Continuing Resolution Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
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. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 0 Himes Supports 21st Century Cures Act Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
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. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 21st Century Cures Act Passes House With Several Courtney Prioirities For Connecticut Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Larson Votes for Bipartisan Funding to Enhance Biomedical Research, Improve Mental Health Services, and Combat the Opioid Crisis Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Esty Praises Bipartisan Effort to Provide Funds to Combat Opioid Crisis, Improve Mental Health Care, Develop Life-Saving Cures Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2016 Top Priorities For Courtney Will Be Included In The 21st Century Cures Act Slated For Passage This Week Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
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 Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
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 Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
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 Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
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 Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
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 Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
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 Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
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 Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
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 Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General and the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, DEA - Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Murphy Urges Connecticut Doctors to Download New Mobile App to Help With Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Himes-Dent "Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act" Passes House with Bipartisan Vote Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2016 Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2016 Larson, Gov. Malloy: State Police Receive $1.5 Million Federal Grant to Expand Initiatives Combating Heroin and Opioid Abuse Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
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 Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Murphy Joins National Association of Broadcasters in Announcing PSA Campaign to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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 Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
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 Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, and Courtney Announce $700,000 in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Sept. 6, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, and Courtney Announce $700,000 in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Sept. 6, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, and Courtney Announce $700,000 in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Sept. 6, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, and Courtney Announce $700,000 in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Christopher Murphy Unknown
Aug. 29, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Rite Aid Decision to Offer Naloxone Without Prescription in Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Aug. 24, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Account for Any Alternatives to the EpiPen Amid Product Cost Increase Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Aug. 8, 2016 Courtney Joins Norwich Police For Ride-Along Rep. Joseph Courtney Norwich, CT
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Richard Blumenthal 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. Christopher Murphy 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. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis Heads to President's Desk Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report Sen. Richard Blumenthal 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. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Courtney Votes For Compromise Opioid Bill While Continuing To Advocate For Emergency Funding Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Esty Votes in Favor of Compromise Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Courtney Votes For Compromise Opioid Bill While Continuing To Advocate For Emergency Funding Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
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