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Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Federal funding, made possible by the 21st Century Cures Act, helps communities combat the opioid crisis by supporting lifesaving prevention, treatment & recovery programs. Congress MUST double down on this effort as part of the budget deal." Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - ".@SenateDems are leading the fight against the opioid epidemic. We will not turn our backs on our constituents who'll benefit most from funding lifesaving treatment & prevention programs." Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Bipartisan passage of the INTERDICT Act was a major step in fighting the opioid crisis. Now we need the President's signature on that bill, & an agreement on the budget." Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "For months my colleagues & I have been insistent that any budget agreement include key funding to reverse the spike in opioid deaths. This is a national emergency that's taken the lives of far too many Americans." Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Illicit fentanyl shipped to the U.S. from abroad through mail & express consignment carriers is fueling the opioid epidemic. @POTUS must sign INTERDICT Act & help @CustomsBorder fight back." Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Just a few weeks ago the @CDCgov released a report that says life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second year in a row. And one of the big reasons? Drug overdose deaths." Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Americans are depending on the upcoming budget deal to beat back the opioid scourge & bring better access to outpatient treatment services & recovery & other support programs. @SenateDems believe anyone battling drug addiction should have the resources they need to recover." Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use - SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices as Important Tool in Fighting Opioid Epidemic Rep. Grace Meng Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2018 Schumer: New Report Reveals Opioid Scourge is Accelerating and Taking Deadly Toll in Westchester and Rockland Communities - Up Nearly 200%; Senator Will Launch a New Push to Fight Crisis by Increasing Fed Funds During Next Week's Final Budget Negotiations Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "The war on drugs was a costly failure that targeted communities of color and worsened mass incarceration. Attorney General Sessions has no business resurrecting the discriminatory policies of yesteryear." Rep. Joseph Crowley Unknown
Jan. 2, 2018 Schumer Reveals: New Report Says Opioid Scourge Taking Huge Toll; Staten Island is at NYC's Opioid Epicenter; Senator Launches Push to Fight Crisis & Increase Fed Funds to New York as Budget Deal Looms Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of Management and Budget - Push for Aggressive Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. John Faso Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the Hon. Nita Lowey, the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Frank Pallone Jr., the Hon. Bob Goodlatte, the Hon. Jerry Nadler, the Hon. Kevin Brady, and the Hon. Richard Neal - Push for Aggressive Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. John Faso Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the Hon. Nita Lowey, the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Frank Pallone Jr., the Hon. Bob Goodlatte, the Hon. Jerry Nadler, the Hon. Kevin Brady, and the Hon. Richard Neal - Push for Aggressive Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the Hon. Nita Lowey, the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Frank Pallone Jr., the Hon. Bob Goodlatte, the Hon. Jerry Nadler, the Hon. Kevin Brady, and the Hon. Richard Neal - Push for Aggressive Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Additional Federal Opioid Relief Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Additional Federal Opioid Relief Rep. José Serrano Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Additional Federal Opioid Relief Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Additional Federal Opioid Relief Rep. Sean Maloney 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. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fund Mental Health and Substance Use Programs Rep. Peter King Unknown
Nov. 20, 2017 Reps. Katko and Suozzi Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2017 Reps. Katko and Suozzi Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Rep. Thomas Suozzi Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2017 Letter to Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson - DEA to Deploy Heroin Enforcement Team to Hudson Valley Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Hearing of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Jointly With and the Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Espaillat, (Hearing/Markup) on Close to Home: How Opioids are Impacting Communities Rep. Adriano Espaillat Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2017 Maloney Introduces Life-saving Librarians Act to Stop Heroin and Opioid Overdose Deaths Rep. Sean Maloney Middletown, NY
Oct. 30, 2017 Slaughter Marks National Drug Take Back Day and Announces Introduction of Bill to Tackle Opioid Addiction Epidemic Rep. Louise Slaughter Rochester, NY
Oct. 27, 2017 Stefanik Encourages Action on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2017 Faso Supports Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency Rep. John Faso Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2017 Schumer Announces: After His Push, Special DEA Enforcement Team Now Headed To New York; Team Will Combat Opioid Crisis Across Entire State; Dose Of New Agents Will Fight Flow & Scourge Of Heroin, Fentanyl And Other Deadly Drugs; Overdose Rates Here Now Among Highest In Nation Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 26, 2017 Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Declaration of Opioid National Emergency Rep. Daniel Donovan Unknown
Oct. 26, 2017 Stefanik Applauds President Trump's Opioid Announcement Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Rep. Katko Applauds President's Declaration of Opioid Crisis as Public Health Emergency Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Rep. Tonko Responds to President Trump Announcement on Opioids Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 DeLauro, Lowey Demand Increased Funding to Address the Opioid Epidemic Following Trump's Insufficient Action Rep. Nita Lowey Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Rep. Tonko Responds to President Trump Announcement on Opioids Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Engel: Declaring Public Health Emergency for Opioid Epidemic a Step Forward, but Lacks Teeth Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 Engel Welcomes GAO Report on U.S. Counternarcotics Spending in Western Hemisphere Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Engel, Hearing on Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA & Other Initiatives Rep. Eliot Engel 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. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2017 Tonko Introduces Legislation to Prevent Overdose Deaths, Improve Care Transitions for Individuals Reentering Community Rep. Paul Tonko Albany, NY
Oct. 11, 2017 50+ Members Testify Before #SubHealth, Sharing Stories and Legislative Ideas to Combat #OpioidCrisis Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Testimony of Rep. Donovan, Hearing on Member Day: Testimony and Proposals on the Opioid Crisis Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 50+ Members Testify Before #SubHealth, Sharing Stories and Legislative Ideas to Combat #OpioidCrisis Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2017 Letter to Acting Director Baum, Office of National Drug Control Policy - Oneida County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 7, 2017 Tonko, Luján Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Addiction Treatment Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2017 Lujan, Tonko Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Addiction Treatment Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2017 Reed Partners with Regional Leaders to Fight Opioid Epidemic Rep. Thomas Reed Bath, NY
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations Rep. Claudia Tenney Unknown
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations Rep. Daniel Donovan Unknown
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations Rep. Sean Maloney Unknown
Aug. 10, 2017 Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the Opioid National Emergency Rep. Daniel Donovan Unknown
Aug. 8, 2017 Standing At Credo Community Center & Mountain View Prevention Services In Lewis County, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Lowville, NY
July 24, 2017 At The Mental Health Association In Chautauqua County, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Jamestown, NY
July 19, 2017 Letter to Richard Baum, Acting Director Office of National Drug Control Policy - Deliver a Strategy to Battle Opioid Addiction Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Standing At Putnam Hospital Center, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Carmel, NY
July 13, 2017 House Judiciary Committee Approves Katko Bill to Combat Synthetic Drugs Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Schumer Announces Over $400k In Fed Funding For Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court Enhancement Initiative Sen. Charles Schumer 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. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Provide Relief for Medical Examiners Facing Overdose Deaths from Opioid Epidemic Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 30, 2017 Schumer: With Opioid Crisis Raging In Steuben, Chemung And Schuyler Counties, Now Exacerbated By Fentanyl, Senator Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Feds With More Border Agents, New Portable Labs And Other High-tech Tools To Intercept Illicit Fentanyl From China & Mexico Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 30, 2017 Schumer: With Opioid Crisis Still Raging In Central New York, Now Exacerbated By Fentanyl, Senator Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Feds With More Border Agents, New Portable Labs And Other High-tech Tools To Intercept Illicit Fentanyl From China & Mexico Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 28, 2017 Schumer: Senate GOP Healthcare Bill Could Accelerate and Worsen the Severe Opioid Crisis Across Upstate New York; Senator Will Launch a Major Effort to Protect Critical Funding for Thousands of New Yorkers Who Desperately Need Heroin & Opioid Treatment Programs Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 22, 2017 Rep. Zeldin Calls for Full Funding of CARA in FY18 Appropriations Process Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
June 19, 2017 Velázquez Bill Dedicates Federal Funds to Target "K2" Drug Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
May 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
May 24, 2017 Schumer: Proposed Trump Budget Cuts are Real Trouble for Upstate New York; Senator Vows to Protect Funding that Upstate Middle Class, Working Families and Seniors Rely on Sen. Charles Schumer 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. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
May 17, 2017 Rep. Tonko Calls on Trump to Maintain Funding for Agency Combating Opioid Epidemic Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Baum, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy - Requesting the Designation of Oneida County as a HIDTA Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
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. Paul Tonko 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. John Faso 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. Kathleen Rice 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. Louise Slaughter 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. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Amidst White House Plan to Axe Vital Drug Prevention Office that Oneida County Desperately Needs, Schumer Renews Push to Designate Oneida County as a 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area'; Oneida County's HIDTA Application Now Hangs in the Balance Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
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. Sean Maloney 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. John Katko Washington, DC
May 8, 2017 Schumer: With Dangerous Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Spreading in Upstate NY & Overdoses Dramatically Rising, Senator Pushes to Reverse White House's Proposed Elimination of Drugs Trafficking Program - Will Hurt Local Law Enforcement Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 7, 2017 Schumer: Lethal Fentanyl Now Entering NY in Record Amounts Exacerbating Opioid Crisis; Senator Pushes New Fed Plan to Deliver More Border Agents, Rapid Test Labs & Other High-Tech Tools to Intercept Illicit Fentanyl From China & Mexico Before it Hits NY's Streets Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 5, 2017 Schumer: Opioid Crisis Still Raging on Long Island; Now Exacerbated by Fentanyl; Senator Pushes New Plan to Deliver More Border Agents, Rapid Test Labs & Other High-Tech Tools to Intercept Illicit Fentanyl From China & Mexico Before it Hits the Streets Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 3, 2017 Letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director of the World Health Organization - Stop a Worldwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Schumer Helps Secure Major Victories to Combat Heroin-opioid Epidemic on Long Island in Recently Announced Federal Budget Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 2, 2017 Donovan-Backed Budget Agreement Increases Funding For Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
April 21, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $25 Million in Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic in New York State Sen. Charles Schumer New York, NY
April 21, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $25 Million in Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic in New York State Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand New York, NY
April 13, 2017 Senators Gillibrand and McCain Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President - Help Fight Opiod Epidemic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Schumer: With Opioid Crisis Still Raging in Rochester, Now Exacerbated by Fentanyl, Senator Pushes New Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Feds With More Border Agents, New Portable Labs and Other High-tech Tools to Intercept Illicit Fentanyl From China & Mexico Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. José Serrano Washington, DC
March 30, 2017 Rooney, Donovan Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Fentanyl Crisis Rep. Daniel Donovan 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. Hakeem Jeffries 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. Claudia Tenney 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. Kirsten Gillibrand 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. Kathleen Rice 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. Thomas Suozzi 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. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
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