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
Oct. 22, 2015 Angus King I Maine Senate Passes King-Backed Bill to Prevent Newborn Opioid Dependency
Oct. 22, 2015 Mitch McConnell R Ky. McConnell Bill to Address Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Oct. 21, 2015 Joseph P. Kennedy III D Mass.-4 KENNEDY STATEMENT ON OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Oct. 21, 2015 Richard J. Durbin D Ill. Durbin Applauds New Administration Effort to Address Opiod Epidemic
Oct. 21, 2015 Frank Pallone D N.J.-6 Pallone Applauds Presidents Announcement on Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Oct. 21, 2015 Edward J. Markey D Mass. New Mass. Opioid Overdose Data Underscores Need for Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Epidemic, Says Senator Markey
Oct. 15, 2015 Ann McLane Kuster D N.H.-2 Kuster Discusses Opioid Abuse and Rides Along with Nashua Police Department
Oct. 14, 2015 Patrick J. Toomey R Pa. Opioids are ravaging Pennsylvania
Oct. 8, 2015 Jim McGovern D Mass.-2 McGovern, Neal Announce $100,000 Grant to Help Fight Opioid Crisis in Rural Massachusetts
Oct. 8, 2015 Brian Higgins D N.Y.-26 House Committee Examines Higgins TREAT Act and Other Legislation Aimed at Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Oct. 8, 2015 Brian Higgins D N.Y.-26 House Committee Examines Higgins TREAT Act and Other Legislation Aimed at Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Oct. 5, 2015 Jim McGovern D Mass.-2 PHOTO: McGovern Leads Opioid Task Force Event in Greenfield with State, Local Leaders
Oct. 5, 2015 Jim McGovern D Mass.-2 **MEDIA ADVISORY** McGovern Joins Opioid Task Force Event with State, Local Leaders
Sept. 30, 2015 Jim McGovern D Mass.-2 McGovern Applauds $393,928 Grant for Worcester to Support Effort to Fight Opioid Crisis
Sept. 30, 2015 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown Announces Advancement of Bill Protecting Infants From Opioid Exposure
Sept. 18, 2015 Richard J. Durbin D Ill. Durbin: HHS Awarded Clay County $100,000 Federal Grant as Part of Pilot Program to Reduce Opiod Overdose in Rural Communities
Sept. 18, 2015 Brian Higgins D N.Y.-26 Higgins, Tonko, Hanna & Katko Applaud HHS Announcement of Revised Regulations for Treatment of Opioid Addiction
Sept. 18, 2015 Robert Menendez D N.J. Menendez Holds Strategy Session on NJ, National Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 18, 2015 Robert Menendez D N.J. Opioids Strategy Session
Sept. 18, 2015 Joe Manchin III D W.Va. Capito and Manchin Announce HHS Funding to Reduce Opioid Overdose in Rural West Virginia
Sept. 18, 2015 Angus King I Maine Collins, King Announce $300,000 in Grant Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Maine
Sept. 18, 2015 Marcy Kaptur D Ohio-9 Kaptur Welcomes $100,000 Award for Erie County to Combat Opioid amp; Heroin Overdoses, Addiction
Sept. 17, 2015 Edward J. Markey D Mass. Senators Markey, Hatch, Brown, Ayotte, Kirk, and Durbin Hail HHS Announcement to Expand Access to Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Addiction
Sept. 17, 2015 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Following Brown’s Urging and Introduction of Bill, Feds Move to Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Therapy to Treat Opioid Addiction
Sept. 16, 2015 Thomas R. Carper D Del. Hearing Statement: All Hands on Deck: Working Together to End the Trafficking and Abuse of Prescription Opioids, Heroin, and Fentanyl
Sept. 16, 2015 Thomas R. Carper D Del. Hearing Statement: All Hands on Deck: Working Together to End the Trafficking and Abuse of Prescription Opioids, Heroin, and Fentanyl
Sept. 9, 2015 Susan Brooks R Ind.-5 Brooks Applauds the Passage of Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 9, 2015 Brad Wenstrup R Ohio-2 U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bills to Fight Opioid Abuse
Sept. 4, 2015 Mitch McConnell R Ky. Kentucky to Receive Nearly $4 Million to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Aug. 25, 2015 Angus King I Maine At Opioid Abuse Roundtable in Brewer, King Underscores Importance of Federal Action to Combat Drug-Related Health & Safety Crisis
Aug. 21, 2015 Angus King I Maine On Tuesday, King & Director of National Drug Control Policy to Convene Roundtable on Opioid Abuse in Maine
Aug. 18, 2015 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown Announces $265,000 White House Award to Help Ohio Counties Combat Opioid Abuse
Aug. 14, 2015 Steve Womack R Ark.-3 Policy Update: Combatting Opioid Addiction
Aug. 10, 2015 Sherrod Brown D Ohio With Record Number of Ohioans Dying of Drug Overdose, Brown Calls on HHS To Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Therapy to Treat Opioid Addiction
Aug. 3, 2015 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine Introduces Legislation To Deter Opioid Abuse
July 22, 2015 Jim McGovern D Mass.-2 McGovern Joins Mass. Delegation in Call for Greater Access to Opioid Overdose Prevention Treatment
July 22, 2015 Edward J. Markey D Mass. Markey Leads Members of Mass. Delegation in Call for Greater Access to Opioid Overdose Prevention Treatment
July 22, 2015 Angus King I Maine King Works to Protect Infant Children and Mothers from Opioid Dependence
July 1, 2015 Joseph P. Kennedy III D Mass.-4 In effort to stem opioid crisis, Mass. Congressional Delegation reaches across the aisle
June 23, 2015 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine calls for better control of opioids at VA
June 24, 2015 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine Introduces VA Reform Bill To Combat Opioid Overmedication
June 25, 2015 Joe Manchin III D W.Va. Senator Manchin Questions VA Officials on Alternatives to Opioids
June 23, 2015 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine Introduces Bipartisan VA Reform Legislation To Combat Opioid Overmedication
June 19, 2015 Joseph P. Kennedy III D Mass.-4 U.S. Rep. Kennedy introduces bill to tackle opioid epidemic
June 22, 2015 Edward J. Markey D Mass. Markey Commends Governor Baker, AG Healey on Opioid Working Group Recommendations
June 19, 2015 Tammy Baldwin D Wis. Support Grows for Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act
June 17, 2015 Joseph P. Kennedy III D Mass.-4 KENNEDY AND BROOKS INTRODUCE BILL TO TACKLE OPIOID AND HEROIN ABUSE
June 17, 2015 Susan Brooks R Ind.-5 Reps. Brooks and Kennedy Lead Effort to Tackle Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemics
June 16, 2015 Tammy Baldwin D Wis. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Major Veterans Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse
June 10, 2015 Ann McLane Kuster D N.H.-2 During Hearing, Kuster Questions VA Physicians on Role of Opioid Prescriptions in Treating Chronic Pain
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