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Date Title Officials Location
Jan. 12, 2018 Letter to Donald Trump, President - Renew the Opioid Public Health Emergency Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Schatz, Welch, McKinley Introduce Legislation To Establish And Fund New Opioids And Stop Pain Initiative At National Institutes Of Health Rep. David McKinley Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Remarks by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and Bipartisan Members of Congress at Signing of H.R. 2142, INTERDICT Act Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Capito's Bipartisan Anti-Fentanyl Legislation Signed into Law Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Capito Applauds Senate Passage of Anti-Fentanyl Legislation Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson, DEA - Act Swiftly on Partial Fill Law Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 42,240 Americans Die from Opioids Last Year, Manchin Asks when Government will Take it Seriously Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bill J. Crouch, Secretary Health and Human Resources - Recommendations on Combating Opioid Epidemic to West Virginia DHHR for Use in Response Plan Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, and the Hon. Charles Schumer - Commit Resources To Opioid Epidemic Sen. Shelley Capito Unknown
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, and the Hon. Charles Schumer - Commit Resources To Opioid Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin Unknown
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner, FDA, and the Hon. Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator, DEA - Consider Rescheduling Nerve-Pain Medication that has Been Connected to Overdose Deaths in West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Additional Federal Opioid Relief Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Additional Federal Opioid Relief Rep. David McKinley Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Manchin Questions Health Officials on the Status of the American Opioid Crisis Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Adopt Changes to Properly Fight Opioid Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Reverse Decision and Reopen Bannum Place of Wheeling Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2017 Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Opioid Funding Formula Bill to Prioritize NH and Other Hardest-Hit States Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2017 Manchin and Capito Introduce Bill to Prioritize Funding for States Hard Hit by Opioid Epidemic Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2017 Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Opioid Funding Formula Bill to Prioritize NH and Other Hardest-Hit States Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2017 Manchin and Capito Introduce Bill to Prioritize Funding for States Hard Hit by Opioid Epidemic Sen. Joe Manchin 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. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2017 Capito, Peters Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment for Adolescents Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2017 Capito Welcomes Opioid Commission's Final Report Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2017 Peters, Capito Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment for Adolescents Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2017 Reps. Jenkins, Kuster Introduce Bill to Improve Opioid Crisis Funding Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2017 Manchin Applauds New DEA Enforcement Team in Charleston to Combat the Flow of Opioids Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Hon. Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member - Hearing on the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Rep. Jenkins: Opioid Declaration Welcome News for West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Manchin Praises President Trump's Opioid Public Health Crisis Declaration Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Capito Welcomes Opioid Epidemic Declaration Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2017 Rep. Jenkins Introduces Fentanyl and Heroin Task Force Act Rep. Evan Jenkins 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. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2017 Comstock, Fitzpatrick, Sinema, Keating, Jenkins, Kuster Introduce Legislation Restoring DEA's Authority to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to Governor Chris Christie, ONDCP - Opioid Commission Include Legacy Act in Final Report Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to Governor Chris Christie, ONDCP - Opioid Commission Include Legacy Act in Final Report Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 17, 2017 Manchin Applauds Pulling Marino Nomination, Thanks President For Recognizing Need for Leadership at National Drug Control Policy Office Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President - Withdraw Rep. Marino Nomination to Lead National Drug Control Policy Office Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2017 Manchin Calls for White House to Withdraw Rep. Marino Nomination to Lead National Drug Control Policy Office Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Regarding Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia Rep. David McKinley Unknown
Oct. 11, 2017 50+ Members Testify Before #SubHealth, Sharing Stories and Legislative Ideas to Combat #OpioidCrisis Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2017 Manchin Statement On First Lady's Visit To West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2017 Manchin Applauds CMS for Expanding Medicaid Coverage for Substance Abuse Treatment in West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2017 Capito Statement On First Lady's Visit To West Virginia Sen. Shelley Capito Charleston, WV
Oct. 10, 2017 Capito Welcomes Federal Approval To Expand Addiction Treatment In Medicaid Sen. Shelley Capito Charleston, WV
Oct. 8, 2017 Herald Dispatch - Study focuses on helping the youngest victims of addiction Sen. Shelley Capito Unknown
Oct. 4, 2017 Capito, Jenkins Release Federal Study On Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2017 Capito, Jenkins Release Federal Study On Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2017 Manchin Encourages HHS To Follow GAO Recommendation And Take Immediate Action To Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to Joseph Mastandrea, Chairman of the Board of Miami-Luken, Inc. and Michael Faul, President and Chief Executive Officer of Miami-Luken, Inc. - Congress Members Expand Bipartisan Investigation into Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia Amid Opioid Crisis Rep. David McKinley Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to Mr. David S. Wichmann, CEO of UnitedHealth Group - Ensure Patient Access to Non-Opioid Pain Treatments Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health - Proactive Changes to Prescribing Guidelines Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2017 Manchin Statement On CVS Decision To Make Proactive Changes To Prescribing Guidelines Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Manchin And Capito Introduce Legacy Act To Protect Individuals Recovering From Substance Use Disorders Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Capito And Manchin Introduce Legacy Act To Protect Individuals Recovering From Substance Use Disorder Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Capito And Manchin Introduce Legacy Act To Protect Individuals Recovering From Substance Use Disorder Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Letter to Jim Justice, Governor of West Virginia - Implement New Partial Fill Law in Battle Against National Opioid Crisis Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Letter to United States Governors - Implement New Partial Fill Law in Battle Against National Opioid Crisis Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA - Implement New Partial Fill Law in Battle Against National Opioid Crisis Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Letter to Medical Member Organizations - Implement New Partial Fill Law in Battle Against National Opioid Crisis Sen. Shelley Capito 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. Joe Manchin 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. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2017 Capito Continues to Lead Efforts to Address Opioid Crisis, Hosts Drug Official, Stakeholders in Charleston Sen. Shelley Capito Charleston, WV
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations Rep. Evan Jenkins Unknown
Aug. 10, 2017 Manchin Statement on Cardinal Health Accusations Toward Lily's Place Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Aug. 10, 2017 Rep. Jenkins Welcomes President's Opioid Emergency Declaration Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Aug. 10, 2017 Rep. Jenkins: Shameful to Blame Lily's Place for the Drug Crisis Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
Aug. 10, 2017 Capito Statement On President's Decision To Declare Opioid Epidemic A National Emergency Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Manchin Statement on Senate Passing his Legislation, "Jessie's Law," to Save and Protect those Recovering from Addiction Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Manchin Statement on President's Trip to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Capito Welcomes Passage of Jessie's Law Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Capito Welcomes Recommendations of Administration's Drug Abuse Commission Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
July 31, 2017 Manchin Agrees - Opioid Crisis is a National Emergency Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 14, 2017 Rep. Jenkins Protects, Supports Critical Drug Funding Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
July 14, 2017 Manchin, Markey, Blumenthal Call for Mandatory Education for Opioid Prescribers Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 14, 2017 Rep. Jenkins Boosts Funding for National Guard Counterdrug Program Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Capito Statement on Revised Senate Health Care Bill Sen. Shelley Capito 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. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 Manchin Applauds FDA Decision to Add Immediate Release Opioids to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Manchin Applauds Decision by Endo International to Remove Opioid Pain Medication from Market Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
June 20, 2017 Manchin Releases Report Detailing How the House Healthcare Bill Would Worsen the Opioid Crisis Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
June 13, 2017 Manchin Questions Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein on Drug Court Funding for West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
June 9, 2017 Manchin Applauds FDA Decision to Remove Opioid Pain Medication from Market Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
June 1, 2017 Rep. Jenkins Announces Grants Available for Drug Treatment, Response Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
May 25, 2017 Manchin Leads Colleagues in Discussion of Opioid Epidemic on the Senate Floor Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 23, 2017 Manchin Statement on the President's 2018 Budget Proposal Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
May 23, 2017 Capito Statement on ONDCP Funding in President's Budget Proposal Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 23, 2017 Capito Applauds New FDA Opioid Policy Steering Committee Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Rep. Jenkins Introduces CRIB Act to Help NAS Babies Rep. Evan Jenkins Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Brown, Portman, Capito, King Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Capito Co-sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Capito, Bipartisan Group Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Shelley Capito 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. Joe Manchin 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. Joe Manchin 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. Evan Jenkins 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. David McKinley Washington, DC
May 10, 2017 Capito Vows to Fight Any Cuts to National Drug Programs Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 9, 2017 Capito Votes to Confirm Scott Gottlieb for FDA Commissioner Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 9, 2017 Capito, Bipartisan Group Call for Hearing on Rising Drug Spending Sen. Shelley Capito Washington, DC
May 9, 2017 Manchin Calls for Designation of Wood County as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Sen. Joe Manchin Washington, DC
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