Recent Congressional Statements on Opioids

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Recent Topics Opioids

Date Member Party State / District Title
June 8, 2015 Diana DeGette D Colo.-1 DeGette Seeks Stronger Labeling of Opioids
June 5, 2015 John Katko R N.Y.-24 U.S. Reps. Katko, Hanna Back Legislation to Expand Treatment for Heroin & Opioid Abuse
June 5, 2015 Eliot L. Engel D N.Y.-16 Congressman Engel, Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats Seek Stronger Labeling of Opioids
June 3, 2015 Earl Blumenauer D Ore.-3 Representative Blumenauer Amendment to Lower Barriers to Opioid Addiction Treatment
June 1, 2015 Brian Higgins D N.Y.-26 HIGGINS INTRODUCES TREAT ACT TO COMBAT OPIOID & HEROIN ABUSE EPIDEMIC
May 21, 2015 Seth Moulton D Mass.-6 Congressman Seth Moulton Calls for Investigation into the Use of Opioid Painkillers at VA Hospitals Across the Country
April 28, 2015 Tammy Baldwin D Wis. Baldwin Secures Independent Review of VA’s Opioid Prescribing Practices
April 24, 2015 Richard Blumenthal D Conn. Senator Blumenthal Urges Immediate Action from VA to Address Opioid Over-Prescription and Addiction within VA Health System
April 17, 2015 Richard E. Neal D Mass.-1 The Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2015
April 17, 2015 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine Introduces Legislation To Ensure Careful Review Of New Opioid Drugs
April 2, 2015 Richard Hudson R N.C.-8 ICYMI: Rep. Hudson Hosts Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Roundtable
March 26, 2015 Johnny Isakson R Ga. Isakson to VA: End Opioid Over-Prescription Now
March 19, 2015 Bob Casey D Pa. Casey, McConnell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Maternal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal
March 19, 2015 Mitch McConnell R Ky. Senators McConnell and Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Maternal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal
March 10, 2015 Ann McLane Kuster D N.H.-2 Kuster Urges House Leadership to Prioritize Legislation She Cosponsored to Address Opioid Addiction Epidemic
Dec. 23, 2014 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine Weighs In On National Strategy To Prevent Opioid Abuse
Dec. 12, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Leahy: Unprecedented New Focus On Heroin And Opioid Addiction In Budget Bill Awaiting Final Action Friday Or Saturday
July 30, 2014 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine Meets With White House Drug Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli To Discuss Opioid Crisis In Virginia
July 9, 2014 Tim Kaine D Va. Kaine Applauds New Effort To Curb Heroin, Prescription Opioid Abuse In Virginia
June 26, 2014 Tim Kaine D Va. Advisory: Kaine To Visit Richmond Company That Developed Device To Combat Opioid Drug Overdoses
June 24, 2014 Dianne Feinstein D Calif. Grassley, Feinstein Explore Medicare Surveys and Opioid Abuse Link
April 24, 2014 Ann McLane Kuster D N.H.-2 Kuster Pushes for Review Of Naloxone For Over-The-Counter Use In Cases of Heroin and Opioid Overdoses
April 23, 2014 Bill Foster D Ill.-11 Foster Urges Prompt Review Of Naloxone For Over-The-Counter Use In Heroin and Opioid Overdoses
April 23, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. The Surge In Opioid And Heroin Addiction Looms As A Key Topic As Leahy Sets Oversight Hearing With Drug Enforcement Chief
April 3, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Governor Shumlin’s Initiative On Opioid Prescription Medicine
March 27, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Leahy’s First Report To The Senate On Rutland Field Hg. On Heroin & Opioid Addiction --
March 18, 2014 Brian Higgins D N.Y.-26 A.G. Schneiderman, Congressman Higgins, and I-STOP Allies Call on the Federal Government to Rescind FDA Approval of Dangerous Opiod Zohydro ER
March 17, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Closing Remarks Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Field Hearing On “Community Solutions to Breaking the Cycle of Heroin and Opioid Addiction” Rutland, Vermont
March 17, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. STATEMENT OF SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT.), CHAIRMAN, SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING ON “COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS TO BREAKING THE CYCLE OF HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION” RUTLAND, VERMONT
March 7, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Leahy Announces Witnesses For March 17 U.S. Senate Field Hearing In Rutland On Vermont’s Battle Against Heroin And Opioid Addiction
March 6, 2014 Edward J. Markey D Mass. Markey Introduces ‘Good Samaritan’ Legislation to Protect First Responders, Volunteers, Family Members Who Administer Opioid Overdose Prevention Drug
Feb. 28, 2014 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Leahy Announces U.S. Senate Field Hearing On Vermont’s Battle Against Heroin And Opioid Addiction, In Rutland On March 17
Feb. 27, 2014 Bob Casey D Pa. Casey Pushes for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Opioid Abuse
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