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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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 "Without Medicaid, I Would Be Dead" Says Opioid Treatment Patient at Senator Markey Press Conference on Senate GOP Health Care Legislation Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
June 26, 2017 Senator Markey Demands Apology from Kellyanne Conway for Outrageous Comment on Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
May 30, 2017 As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Markey Pushes Bipartisan Legislation in Watertown to Provide Border Agents, Law Enforcement with High-Tech Tools to Stop Flow of Fentanyl from Mexico and China Sen. Edward Markey Boston, MA
May 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
May 24, 2017 Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Richard Neal, Markup of GOP Health Care Legislation Rep. Richard Neal 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. Nicola Tsongas 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 Kennedy 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. James McGovern 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. Edward Markey Unknown
May 17, 2017 Senators Markey and Rubio Host Bipartisan Senate Briefing with DEA on Illicit Fentanyl Crisis Sen. Edward Markey 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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Nicola Tsongas 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. James McGovern Unknown
May 16, 2017 Senators From States Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic Discuss Disastrous Impact Healthcare Repeal Would Have on the Fight to Curb the Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
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 Kennedy Unknown
May 9, 2017 Senator Markey on Dr. Gottlieb at FDA: Just Latest Example of President Trump's Lack of Commitment to Realistically Address Opioid Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director of the World Health Organization - Stop a Worldwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director of the World Health Organization - Stop a Worldwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Dismissal of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director of the World Health Organization - Stop a Worldwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director of the World Health Organization - Stop a Worldwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Clark: Opioid funding a promising step forward Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Senator Warren Helps Secure New Funding for Opioid Epidemic, Medical Research in Bipartisan Government Spending Deal Sen. Elizabeth Warren 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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey Unknown
April 25, 2017 Fitzpatrick, Tsongas Bill Targets Synthetic Drug 50x Stronger Than Heroin Rep. Nicola Tsongas Washington, DC
April 20, 2017 Senator Markey Announces Nearly $12 Million in Federal Funding for Massachusetts to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
April 18, 2017 Federal Leaders Seek Solutions to U.S. and International Drug Trade and Opioid Abuse Sen. Edward Markey Atlanta, GA
April 6, 2017 Clark Forum Partners with Local Families in Push for Solutions to the Opioid Crisis Rep. Katherine Clark Belmont, MA
April 5, 2017 Senators Markey and Brown, Opioid Treatment Leaders and FDA Reform Advocates Voice Opposition to FDA Nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Lynch, Hearing on Use of Confidential Informants at ATF and DEA Rep. Stephen Lynch 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. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 Senators Markey, Rubio, Brown and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Stanch Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Clark, Jenkins Bill Helps Prescribers Navigate Opioid Treatment, Addiction Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 Senate Passes Rubio-Markey Resolution Calling for International Cooperation in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
March 15, 2017 Senator Markey Cites Concerns Over Opioid Crisis, Need to Reform FDA in Opposition to Nominee Scott Gottlieb Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
March 13, 2017 Open Letter to Healthcare Providers - Opioid Epidemic Sen. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey 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. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President - Protect Office of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly - Reaffirm the Strategic Importance of the U.S.-Mexico Partnership Sen. Edward Markey 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. Nicola Tsongas 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. William Keating 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. Katherine Clark 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. Seth Moulton Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2017 In Visit to Mexico City and U.S.-Mexico Border, Senator Markey Reaffirms Strong U.S.-Mexico Relationship Sen. Edward Markey Boston, MA
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike Rep. James McGovern 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 Kennedy 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. Richard Neal 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. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2017 Senators View Security, Immigration Processing Operations at U.S.-Mexico Border Sen. Edward Markey 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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Senator Markey Joins Congressional Delegation to U.S.-Mexico Border Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Reps. Tiberi and Neal Introduce the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act Rep. Richard Neal Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2017 Rep. Lynch and Rep. Rogers Re-Launch Bipartisan Congressional Caucus to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Bi-partisan Congressional Caucus Re-Launched to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Stephen Lynch Unknown
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Regarding Philippines Human Rights Violations Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2016 Senators Markey, Rubio and Coons Call on State Department to Examine Security Assistance to the Philippines in Light of Extrajudicial Killing Spree Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2016 letter to the Hon. William R. Brownfield - Regarding the Human Rights Violations of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2016 New 2015 Opioid Overdose Death Data Calls for Immediate Action on Illicit Fentanyl Says Markey Sen. Edward Markey Boston, MA
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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Provide Funding to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Sen. Edward Markey 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. Nicola Tsongas 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. Katherine Clark 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. Richard Neal 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. Stephen Lynch 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. Nicola Tsongas 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. Richard Neal 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. Stephen Lynch 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. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016 Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Senator Markey Encourages Expansion of Opioid Prescribing Guidance to Include Acute Care Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Senator Markey Statement on New Surgeon General Report, "Facing Addiction in America" Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2016 As Opioid Epidemic Worsens, Senator Markey Focuses on Upcoming Surgeon General Report on Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2016 Markey: Dramatic Rise in Pediatric Opioid Overdoses Demands Action Sen. Edward Markey Boston, MA
Nov. 1, 2016 Markey: Dramatic Rise in Pediatric Opioid Overdoses Demands Action Sen. Edward Markey 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. Edward Markey 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. Katherine Clark 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. James McGovern 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. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl Sen. Edward Markey 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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Senators Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 King, Colleagues Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Edward Markey Rangeley, ME
Sept. 27, 2016 Markey Calls on FTC to Fully Investigate Suboxone Drugmaker for Antitrust Violations Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Tiberi and Neal Introduce STOP Act in the House to Address Overdose Spike From Synthetic Opioids Rep. Richard Neal Washington, DC
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