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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. Cory Booker Unknown
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mich McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act Introduced to Help Lower Skyrocketing Cost of Medicine Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
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. Frank Pallone 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. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Members Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to Fighting Corruption in Central America Rep. Albio Sires Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2016 Pallone Celebrates Passage of Legislation to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone Long Branch, NJ
Dec. 7, 2016 Sen. Booker Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Act Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic Announces New Republican Co-Chair Rep. Tom MacArthur 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. Cory Booker 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. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Congressman Smith Supports 'Once-in-a-Generation' Opportunity to Bring Treatments to Patients in Need Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Rep. Norcross Vote Puts Patients Closer To Cures Rep. Donald Norcross 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. Donald Norcross 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. Donald Norcross Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Courier-Post - Norcross Deserves Another Term in Congress Rep. Donald Norcross Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2016 Kuster Promotes Addiction Recovery through Health Accounts Act Rep. Tom MacArthur Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2016 Booker, Menendez Laud Inclusion of Monmouth County in Federal Drug Prevention Program Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl Sen. Cory Booker 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. Christopher Smith 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. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Wyden, Booker, Gillibrand Express Concern about DEA Process to Schedule Kratom Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Menendez, Booker Announce $1.2M COPS Grant to Battle NJ's Heroin, Prescription Opioid Crisis Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Menendez, Booker Announce $1.2M COPS Grant to Battle NJ's Heroin, Prescription Opioid Crisis Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Pallone Announces $1.3 Million DOJ Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NJ Rep. Frank Pallone Long Branch, NJ
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. Tom MacArthur Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2016 Lance Hails New Anti-Drug Abuse Law With Constituent Advocate Rep. Leonard Lance Flemington, NJ
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. Cory Booker 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. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Pallone Champions Bipartisan Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic at Treatment Center in Marlboro Rep. Frank Pallone New Brunswick, NJ
July 14, 2016 Pallone: Irresponsible for House Republicans to Recess without Taking Action on Crucial Issues Rep. Frank Pallone 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. Robert Menendez 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. Cory Booker 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. Robert Menendez 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. Cory Booker Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Conference Report on S. Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Pallone Leads Democratic Efforts to Pass Meaningful Opioid Legislation Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Conference Report on S. Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Pallone Calls for Meaningful Funding at Opening of CARA Conference Committee Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration - Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision Sen. Cory Booker 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. Donald Norcross Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. William Pascrell Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Lance Selected To Bring Opioid Legislation Closer To Law Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Heroin Epidemic in South Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 MacArthur Offers Resource Guide for Families Impacted by Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in South Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Lance Drug Abuse Action Plan Passes U.S. House Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016 Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Opioid Review Modernization Act of 2016 Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Opioid Review Modernization Act of 2016 Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Smith Supports Legislative Package to Combat Prescription and Illegal Drug Abuse Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
May 9, 2016 Hunterdon Prosecutor Backs Lance Drug Abuse Action Plan Rep. Leonard Lance Flemington, NJ
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone 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. Donald Norcross Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Menendez, Booker Urge NJans to Discard Unused, Expired Prescription Pain Killers to Keep Dangerous Opioids Out of Reach Sen. Robert Menendez Bergenfield, NJ
April 28, 2016 Committee Advances 12 Bills to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Lance Drug Abuse Action Plan Advances Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Pallone Visits Metuchen to Discuss Legislation Addressing Opioid Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone Metuchen, NJ
April 26, 2016 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Pallone, Hearing on Full Committee Markup of Opioid, Pipeline Safety and Communications Bills Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 True Jersey - "N.J.'S Pallone Visits Metuchen To Discuss Heroin Epidemic" Rep. Frank Pallone Metuchen, NJ
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. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Lance Introduces Drug Abuse Action Plan Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Pallone, Markup of Opioid Bills Rep. Frank Pallone 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. Cory Booker Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Booker, Menendez Pascrell Lead Opioid Addiction Summit Sen. Cory Booker Paterson, NJ
March 29, 2016 Menendez Applauds HHS Secretary Action to Address Barriers to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Robert Menendez Newark, NJ
March 29, 2016 Pallone Praises President's Action to Address Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Menendez, Booker, Pascrell Lead Opioid Addiction Summit Sen. Cory Booker Paterson, NJ
March 28, 2016 Menendez, Booker, Pascrell Lead Opioid Addiction Summit Sen. Robert Menendez Paterson, NJ
March 28, 2016 Menendez, Booker, Pascrell Lead Opioid Addiction Summit Rep. William Pascrell Paterson, NJ
March 14, 2016 Norcross Announces Federal Funding to Combat Heroin Crisis Rep. Donald Norcross Cherry Hill, NJ
March 10, 2016 Menendez Statement on the Passage of Legislation to Address the National Opioid Epidemic Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Booker Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Menendez Introduces Investment in Fight Against Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Menendez Says Washington Must Explore Opioid Treatment, Recovery Options Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Menendez Gets Commitment from HHS Secretary to Address Barriers to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Pallone Statement on President Obama's FY 2017 Budget Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Pallone Applauds FDA Measures to Combat Opioid Abuse Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2016 Pallone Unveils Comprehensive Legislation to Address Substance Abuse Crisis Rep. Frank Pallone New Brunswick, NJ
Jan. 12, 2016 House Passes "Ounce of Prevention" to Protect Kids Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2016 Pallone Renews Call for Regulation of E-Cigarettes in Light of Alarming New CDC Data Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research Sen. Cory Booker Washington, D.C.
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule Rep. Leonard Lance Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Pallone Applauds President's Announcement on Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Opening Statement of Rep. Pallone, Hearing on Examining Legislative Proposals to Combat our Nation's Drug Abuse Crisis Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Menendez, Booker, Payne Announce $4.4M COPS Grants to Enhance Public Safety in NJ, East Orange, Essex County, Jersey City Sen. Robert Menendez East Orange, NJ
Sept. 18, 2015 Menendez Holds Strategy Session on NJ, National Opioid Epidemic Sen. Robert Menendez Paterson, NJ
Sept. 9, 2015 Payne Announces $250K in Drug-Free Communities Grants to Orange, Rahway Rep. Donald Payne Newark, NJ
Sept. 8, 2015 National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015 Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
Aug. 17, 2015 Pallone Commends White House Initiative to Address Heroin Epidemic by Focusing on Treatment Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup of H.R. 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education, and Promotion Act; H.R. __, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act; and H.R. __, the E-Warranty Act Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Pallone Applauds Subcommittee Passage of Bill to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
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