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Sept. 28, 2017 Durbin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Ensure Transparency & Accountability In DEA Quotas For Prescription Opioid Painkillers Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2017 On Overdose Awareness Day, Duckworth Announces Funding to Help Illinoisans Fight Opioid Crisis Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations Rep. Bill Foster Unknown
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations Rep. Danny Davis Unknown
Aug. 17, 2017 Crawford Introduces Bill to Help Rural Communities Fight Addiction Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - FDA Tobacco Regulations Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2017 Durbin Applauds DEA For Lowering Opioid Quotas For Second Year In A Row Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Aug. 3, 2017 Congressman Darin LaHood Welcomes Secretary Price to Quincy for Roundtable Discussion Rep. Darin LaHood Quincy, IL
Aug. 3, 2017 Durbin Presses DEA Administrator To Lower 2018 Opioid Quotas Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Marshall Joins Bipartisan Group of Colleagues to Lead Rural Opioid and Addiction Fight Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 28, 2017 Bustos Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Rural Communities Fight Addiction Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 14, 2017 House Passes Defense Authorization Bill with Rep. Schneider Amendment to Address Military Opioid Abuse Rep. Brad Schneider Unknown
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 Durbin Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 At Metro East Opioid Treatment Facility, Duckworth Underscores Negative Impacts of TrumpCare Sen. Tammy Duckworth Granite City, IL
June 20, 2017 Bost Backs Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 12, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $324,000 In Federal Funding For Cook County Drug Court Program Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
June 12, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $324,000 In Federal Funding For Cook County Drug Court Program Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
May 26, 2017 Durbin: Trumpcare Would Inflame Opioid Crisis In DuPage County Sen. Richard Durbin Downers Grove, IL
May 25, 2017 Press Release: Foster Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses Sen. Richard Durbin 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. Richard Durbin Unknown
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
May 12, 2017 Durbin Statement On AG Sessions Move To Force Needlessly Harsh Prison Sentences For Nonviolent Drug Offenses Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
May 11, 2017 Quigley, Schneider Meet with Community Leaders to Discuss Opioid Crisis Rep. Mike Quigley Chicago, IL
May 11, 2017 Quigley, Schneider Meet with Community Leaders to Discuss Opioid Crisis Rep. Brad Schneider Chicago, IL
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 Durbin Washington, DC
May 4, 2017 Durbin Announces Illinois Health, Science, And Research Priorities Included In Omnibus Appropriations Bill Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
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. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
April 21, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $16 Million In Federal Funding To Combat Opioid Addiction Epidemic In Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
April 21, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $16 Million In Federal Funding To Combat Opioid Addiction Epidemic In Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
April 6, 2017 Rep. Schneider Introduces Legislation to Address Overprescribing of Opioids Rep. Brad Schneider Unknown
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 The Chicago Tribune - With Trumpcare Off The Table, Let's Address The High Cost Of Prescription Drugs Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Chicago, IL
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. S. Krishnamoorthi 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. Brad Schneider 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. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 Schakowsky, Cummings, DeLauro, and Welch Introduce Comprehensive Bill to Address Drug Pricing Rep. Janice Schakowsky 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. Daniel Lipinski 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. Randall Hultgren 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. Rodney Davis 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 Durbin Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Hearing of the Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Hearing on Examining the Impact of Voluntary Restricted Distribution Systems in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2017 Durbin Encourages Illinois Medical And Dental Schools To Partner With DEA On Opioid Prescription Training Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike Rep. Janice Schakowsky 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. Danny Davis 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. Bill Foster 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. Bobby Rush 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. Luis Gutiérrez 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. Daniel Lipinski 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. S. Krishnamoorthi 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. Robin Kelly 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. Cheri Bustos 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. Brad Schneider Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Transcript of House Democrats' Press Call Ahead of ACA National Day of Action Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2017 Local Opioid Experts Recommend Abuse-Fighting Improvements to Treatment and Pain Management in New Hultgren-Commissioned Report Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Duckworth, Lake County Task Force Discuss Initiatives to Combat Drug Abuse & Curb Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2017 Hearing of the House Rules Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Davis, Hearing on Drug-Testing of Unemployed Workers Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Jan. 30, 2017 Durbin Hears From Addiction And Mental Health Providers On Impact Of Repealing The ACA Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Rush Introduces Two Legislative Initiatives: The Laquan McDonald Camera Act and the Family Reconstruction Act Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Surgeon General's Report on Addiction Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Lipinski Helps Pass Life-Saving 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Daniel Lipinski 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. Cheri Bustos 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. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2016 Hultgren Hosts 14th District Forum on Veterans Treatment Courts Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
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 Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Durbin, Markey Call On DEA, Justice Dept To Explain Reduction Of Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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 Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
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 Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2016 Durbin, Schakowsky Call For Congressional Action On Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Oct. 5, 2016 Durbin, Senators Praise Dea Decision To Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 King, Colleagues Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Richard Durbin Rangeley, ME
Oct. 4, 2016 Letter to Todd Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nouva Pharma - Drug Prices Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Press Release: Foster Hosts Science of Addiction Discussion Rep. Bill Foster Naperville, IL
Sept. 21, 2016 Dixon Police Department Safe Passage Initiative Sen. Richard Durbin 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. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call for Federal Antitrust Review of EpiPen Manufacturer's Alleged Anticompetitive Practices Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Aug. 25, 2016 Schakowsky Statement on Drastic EpiPen Price Increase Rep. Janice Schakowsky Chicago, IL
Aug. 18, 2016 Lipinski Announces Installation of Drop Box for Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Stickney Village Hall Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
Aug. 12, 2016 Raja Proposes National Opioid Safety Fund and Database; Plugs Holes in Bill Recently Passed by Congress Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Chicago, IL
Aug. 10, 2016 The Journal Star - Rep. Darin LaHood Sees Promise in Heroin Treatment Legislation Passed by Congress Rep. Darin LaHood Peoria, IL
Aug. 4, 2016 Hultgren Enlists Advocates, Law Enforcement to Drive Fight against Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
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 Durbin Washington, DC
July 27, 2016 Morris Herald - Kinzinger Holds roundtable in Morris About New Addiction Law Rep. Adam Kinzinger Morris, IL
July 25, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger Statement After Opioid Bill Signed Into Law Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Durbin Discusses Initiatives to Combat Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Rockford, IL
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Stricter Opioid Laws Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
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 Durbin Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Unknown
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
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