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Date Title Officials Location
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Stabenow, Peters Call on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 12, 2018 Executive Calendar Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 22, 2018 Bipartisan Compromise Results in: Combating Maine's Opioid Epidemic, Bolstering School Security, Support for BIW & National Defense, While Keeping the Government Open Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 16, 2018 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee - Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Urges Congress to Protect ONDCP's Budget Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 15, 2018 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee - Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Urges Congress to Expand CARA Funding Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 15, 2018 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee - Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Urges Congress to Expand CARA Funding Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 8, 2018 Senator Collins Cites Record-breaking Maine Drug Overdose Deaths at Senate Health Hearing Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 8, 2018 Letter to the Hon Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies and the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies and the Senate Appropriations Committee - Senator Cantwell, Colleagues Call for Increased Investment in Student Health, Safety Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 7, 2018 Poliquin & Bipartisan Group Lead Effort on Directing Federal Opioid Funding to States Hit Hardest by Crisis, Like Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education - Advocate for Resources to Combat Opioid Crisis in Foster Care System Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 2, 2018 Letter to Aetna, AHIP, Anthem, BCBS, CareSource, Centene, Cigna, Humana, Kaiser, Molina, and UnitedHealth - Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 1, 2018 Letter to Bruce D. Broussard, Chief Executive Officer & President of Humana - Feinstein, Brown, Markey Ask Health Insurers to Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2018 King Cosponsors Bill to Increase Funding for Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Brunswick, ME
Feb. 15, 2018 U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Jeanne Shaheen Lead Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Expand Funding to Help States and Tribal Communities Fight the Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2018 Senator Collins Highlights Fort Kent Peer Program at Senate Opioid Hearing Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, the Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee - Include Opioid Crisis Emergency Funding in Next Government Funding Bill Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, the Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee - Include Opioid Crisis Emergency Funding in Next Government Funding Bill Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Urges President to Renew Public Health Emergency Declaration and Provide Adequate Funding Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Urges President to Renew Public Health Emergency Declaration and Provide Adequate Funding Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Senators Collins Joins Bipartisan Group of Senator to Introduce Legislation to Expand Medication-Assisted Therapies for Opioid Addiction Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2018 Letter to Donald Trump, President - Renew the Opioid Public Health Emergency Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Senator Collins Highlights Increase of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Due to Opioid Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Senator Collins Emphasizes Need for Community-Based Approaches to Combatting Opioid Abuse Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, and the Hon. Charles Schumer - Commit Resources To Opioid Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, and the Hon. Charles Schumer - Commit Resources To Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Unknown
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Additional Federal Opioid Relief Rep. Chellie Pingree 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. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Support Funding to Stem Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 King Statement on Administration's Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Opioid Epidemic Is A National Emergency, Says Rep. Poliquin Rep. Bruce Poliquin 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. Angus King Unknown
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2017 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2017 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2017 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2017 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Susan Collins 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. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 King Discusses Strategies to Combat Drug Crisis with Mount Blue Students Sen. Angus King Farmington, ME
Sept. 27, 2017 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 -- Motion to Proceed Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 King, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Those Recovering From Addiction Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
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. Angus King Washington, DC
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. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Aug. 20, 2017 ICYMI: From the Bangor Waterfront, Senator Collins Discusses Health Care Reform, Opioid Crisis on MSNBC's "Live With Hallie Jackson" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Aug. 11, 2017 Pingree Statement on President Trump's National Emergency Declaration for Opioid Epidemic​ Rep. Chellie Pingree Portland, ME
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Declare a National Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Kuster Leads Letter to President Trump Calling for Action on the Opioid Epidemic Rep. Chellie Pingree Concord, NH
Aug. 8, 2017 Trump's Plan to Address Opioid Epidemic Does Not Go Far Enough to Support Struggling Mainers Rep. Chellie Pingree Portland, ME
July 14, 2017 Senator Collins Welcomes Report on Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins 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. Angus King Washington, DC
May 23, 2017 President's Budget Preserves Funding for Office of National Drug Control Policy Following Pressure From King, Colleagues Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 19, 2017 King Urges President Trump Not to Cut Funding to National Drug Control Policy Office as Opioid Epidemic Rages in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 18, 2017 King, Collins, Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 King, Portman, Brown, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Newborns Exposed to Opioids Sen. Angus King 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. Angus King Unknown
May 17, 2017 King Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Brown, Portman, Capito, King Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids Sen. Angus King 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. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Collins, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as Opioid Epidemic Increases Their Numbers Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Collins, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as Opioid Epidemic Increases Their Numbers Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 10, 2017 King Denounces Health Care Bill as "Ill-Conceived, Damaging, and Downright Cruel" Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 10, 2017 Amid Secretary Price's visit to Maine, Pingree calls out damaging cuts to addressing opioid crisis Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
May 5, 2017 Senator Collins Announces More Than $1 Billion to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 19, 2017 Senator Collins Announces Maine to Receive More Than $2 Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 12, 2017 Stories from Mainers in substance use recovery show need for greater access to treatment and support, Pingree says Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President - Help Fight Opiod Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Chellie Pingree 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. Chellie Pingree 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. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Opening Statement of Sen. Collins, Hearing on Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising Grandchildren in the Opioid Crisis and Beyond Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 6, 2017 King, Colleagues Demand Answers on High Price of Drug for Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 King, Colleagues Introduce Drug Importation Bill to Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs Sen. Angus King 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. Chellie Pingree 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. Angus King Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 King Statement on Number of Maine Drug Overdose Deaths in 2016 Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2017 The Observer - In Milo, a Way Forward in Fight Against Addiction Sen. Angus King 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. Angus King 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. Chellie Pingree 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. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 King Applauds Decision to Immediately Allow Qualified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Provide Life Saving Medication in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2016 Following Bipartisan Advocacy Led by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, HHS Announces Policy Change to Address Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. Susan Collins 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. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl Sen. Angus King 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. Chellie Pingree 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. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 King, Colleagues Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Angus King Rangeley, ME
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. Bruce Poliquin 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. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Collins, King Announce $2.25 Million in Funding to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Collins, King Announce $2.25 Million in Funding to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Maine Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce $605,230 in Funding to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce $605,230 in Funding to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Maine Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2016 Senate Aging Committee Chairman Collins' Statement on Mylan Announcement to Expand Rebates for EpiPen® Sen. Susan Collins 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. Angus King 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. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Underscores Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Fight Against Addiction Sen. Angus King Bangor, ME
July 25, 2016 The Critical Response We Need: The Senate Takes Action to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
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