Recent Congressional Statements on Opioids

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate issue press releases and other statements on multiple topics via their official websites. Represent regularly checks for new statements and posts links to them here. You can search the titles and text of the statements.

Recent Topics Opioids

Date Member Party State / District Title
Sept. 12, 2018 John Cornyn R Texas Cornyn: America’s Opioid Crisis Has Roots in Mexico
Sept. 12, 2018 Lamar Alexander R Tenn. Alexander: Senate to Vote Soon on Landmark Opioids Legislation
Sept. 12, 2018 Tammy Baldwin D Wis. Bipartisan Senate Opioids Response Legislation Includes Senator Baldwin’s Reforms
Sept. 12, 2018 Mitch McConnell R Ky. Senate to Pass Landmark Opioids Legislation
Sept. 12, 2018 John Thune R S.D. Casey, Thune Urge CMS to Test Model to Make Opioid Treatments More Affordable for Seniors
Sept. 12, 2018 Edward J. Markey D Mass. Senators Markey and Hatch Introduce Legislation to Require Warning Labels on Addictive Prescription Opioid Painkillers
Sept. 10, 2018 John Sarbanes D Md.-3 REACH Program Helping Hundreds of Marylanders with Opioid Addiction
Sept. 10, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. Following Blunt Advocacy, Burrell Receives More Than $500,000 to Expand Opioid Treatment Services in Springfield
Sept. 10, 2018 Patty Murray D Wash. Senator Murray Praises Bipartisan Deal to Tackle the Opioids Crisis in Washington State, Nationwide
Sept. 10, 2018 John Moolenaar R Mich.-4 USDA Announces Grant for Missaukee 9-1-1 System, Opioid Crisis Response
Sept. 10, 2018 Mark Walker R N.C.-6 Walker Releases Video Series on Opioid Crisis and Congress:"A Haven of Hope"
Sept. 10, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. Blunt-Backed USDA Program Announces Funding to Improve Opioid-Related Services in Rural Missouri Communities
Sept. 10, 2018 Dianne Feinstein D Calif. Senate Reaches Agreement on Bill to Address Opioid Crisis
Sept. 7, 2018 Christopher H. Smith R N.J.-4 <span class="kicker">Asbury Park Press News Article about Smith hearing:</span>'Outgoing Ocean County prosecutor warns Congress about the future of the opioid epidemic'
Sept. 7, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio Portman Fighting for More Resources in Ohio to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 7, 2018 John Cornyn R Texas Cornyn Applauds Inclusion of Bipartisan Substance Abuse Bill in Senate Opioids Package
Sept. 7, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio Portman Praises Solid Jobs Report, Says Combating Opioid Epidemic Will Grow Workforce
Sept. 7, 2018 Peter T. King R N.Y.-2 Congressman Pete King Focuses on Opioid Epidemic on Long Island
Sept. 6, 2018 Kamala Harris D Calif. Harris, Gardner Introduce Legislation to Hold Opioid Manufacturers Accountable
Sept. 6, 2018 Lamar Alexander R Tenn. Alexander: Senate Agrees to Vote Next Week on The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
Sept. 6, 2018 Lamar Alexander R Tenn. Alexander: Senate Agrees to Vote Next Week on The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
Sept. 6, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio On Senate Floor, Portman Urges Senate to Quickly Pass Opioid Legislation
Sept. 5, 2018 David McKinley R W.Va.-1 McKinley Questions Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on Illegal Opioid Sales on Social Media
Sept. 5, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown Secures Bill to Expand Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids in Senate Package
Aug. 31, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio In Massillon, Portman Participates in an Opioid Roundtable Discussion with CommQuest Services and Local Community Leaders
Aug. 31, 2018 Robert E. Latta R Ohio-5 Latta Speaks at Swanton Rotary, Discusses Opioid Crisis
Aug. 30, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio In Rootstown, Portman Participates in Opioid Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Hope Village Recovery Center with the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County
Aug. 30, 2018 F. James Sensenbrenner R Wis.-5 Key Law Enforcement Group Announces Support for Sensenbrenner/Johnson Opioid Bill
Aug. 29, 2018 Steve Daines R Mont. Daines Helps Secure Funding to Prevent Meth, Opioid Use in Montana
Aug. 29, 2018 Fred Upton R Mich.-6 Upton on Two Local Opioid Grants
Aug. 23, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Bill would help children impacted by opioid crisis
Aug. 24, 2018 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Leahy Champions Fight Against Opioids In Senate-Passed Appropriations Bill
Aug. 24, 2018 Patty Murray D Wash. OPIOID CRISIS: Senator Murray Applauds New Funding to Bolster Opioid Crisis Response
Aug. 24, 2018 John Hoeven R N.D. Hoeven Helps Pass Funding Bill Supporting Treatment, Prevention and Research to Address Opioid Abuse, Prioritizes Rural Communities
Aug. 23, 2018 F. James Sensenbrenner R Wis.-5 California Attorney General Joins Coalition Urging Quick Passage of Bill to Stop Opioid Crisis
Aug. 23, 2018 Jeanne Shaheen D N.H. Shaheen Secures NH and National Defense Priorities & Continued Opioid Response Resources in Senate-Passed Funding Legislation
Aug. 23, 2018 Jeanne Shaheen D N.H. Shaheen, Hassan Help Pass Second Year Increase in Opioid Response Funding
Aug. 23, 2018 Benjamin L. Cardin D Md. Cardin: Senate-passed Appropriations Will Help Marylanders with Boost to NIH, Substantial Funding for Fighting Opioid Abuse
Aug. 23, 2018 Shelley Moore Capito R W.Va. Capito Votes to Deliver Resources for Troops, Opioid Epidemic, Workforce Training
Aug. 23, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio Portman Announces New Opioid Funding in FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
Aug. 23, 2018 Mark Meadows R N.C.-11 Rep. Meadows on FDA Initiative Fighting Opioid Crisis
Aug. 23, 2018 Larry Bucshon R Ind.-8 Dr. Bucshon Hosts Opioid Roundtable With Community Leaders in Terre Haute
Aug. 23, 2018 F. James Sensenbrenner R Wis.-5 Attorneys general urge 'swift passage' of Ron Johnson, Jim Sensenbrenner opioid measure spurred by Oconomowoc family
Aug. 23, 2018 F. James Sensenbrenner R Wis.-5 Attorneys General from All 50 States, DC, and Puerto Rico Urge Congress to Pass Sensenbrenner/Johnson Opioid Bill
Aug. 22, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. VIDEO: Blunt Touts Medical Research, Opioid & Education Priorities Included in Bipartisan Labor/HHS Funding Bill
Aug. 22, 2018 Marco Rubio R Fla. VIDEO: Amid Opioid Crisis, Rubio Highlights Growing Reliance on Central America to Traffick Fentanyl into U.S.
Aug. 22, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown Announces Nearly $4 Billion to Combat Opioid Crisis in Appropriations Bills Expected to Pass Senate This Week
Aug. 22, 2018 Mitch McConnell R Ky. Appropriations Legislation to Provide Funding to Address Opioid Crisis, Medical Research
Aug. 17, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. Joplin Globe: Blunt visits Ozark Center to address opioid crisis
Aug. 16, 2018 Joe Manchin III D W.Va. Manchin Applauds DOJ Opioid Quota Reduction Announcement
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