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
July 19, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Missouri Impact of Federally-Funded State Opioid Response Grants
July 19, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio Portman on the Senate Floor: Bipartisan STOP Act Will Help Combat Opioid Epidemic, Save Lives
July 12, 2018 Ron Kind D Wis.-3 Rep. Ron Kind Cosponsors Bill Aimed at Preventing Opioid and Heroin Abuse
July 18, 2018 John Moolenaar R Mich.-4 Moolenaar Supports ICE For Its Work on the Opioid Crisis and Securing the Border
July 3, 2018 Jim Langevin D R.I.-2 Reed, Langevin, Cicilline Seek to Ensure Increased Opioid Funds Go to Effective Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Initiatives
July 13, 2018 David Rouzer R N.C.-7 Rouzer announces opioid symposium
July 13, 2018 Angus King I Maine In Camden, King Discusses Strategies to Battle Opioid Crisis
July 10, 2018 Andy Harris R Md.-1 Rep. Harris visits Ashley campus to talk opioid strategy
July 12, 2018 Bill Huizenga R Mich.-2 Huizenga Introduces Pine Rest Supported Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Health Care, Expand Opioid Addiction Treatment, and Address Cost Challenges with At-Risk Care
July 12, 2018 Ted Cruz R Texas Sen. Cruz: America Needs a Strong Leader to Serve as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to Combat the Ongoing Opioid Crisis
July 10, 2018 Mark Warner D Va. Warner Meets with President's Nominee to Tackle Opioid Crisis
July 12, 2018 Ann McLane Kuster D N.H.-2 New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $5 Million to Support NH Workforce Impacted by Opioid Epidemic
July 12, 2018 John Moolenaar R Mich.-4 Moolenaar, Committee Pass Legislation to Fight the Opioid Crisis
July 12, 2018 Jeanne Shaheen D N.H. New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $5 Million to Support NH Workforce Impacted by Opioid Epidemic
July 11, 2018 Tom Marino R Pa.-12 Congressman Marino to Co-Host Live Tele-Town Hall on Opioid Crisis Featuring Special Guest TVs Dr. Phil
July 11, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. VIDEO: Blunt Highlights Senates Continued Efforts to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
July 10, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown Secures $10 Million in Key Committee Bill to Create Opioid Research Program at DOD
June 28, 2018 Chris Van Hollen D Md. Van Hollen Announces Critical New Funding in the Fight Against Opioids
July 5, 2018 Fred Upton R Mich.-6 MLive: Stryker shows U.S. Rep. Upton devices targeting opioid epidemic
July 9, 2018 Angus King I Maine In Bangor, King and Top USDA Official for Rural Development Discuss Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Rural Maine
July 6, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio In Cincinnati, Portman Tours PreventionFirst!, Holds Opioid Roundtable with Local Officials, Faith Leaders & Law Enforcement
July 5, 2018 John Hoeven R N.D. Hoeven Helps Advance Funding Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse
July 3, 2018 Mike Kelly R Pa.-16 Rep. Kelly to Co-Host Live Tele-Town Hall on Opioid Crisis Featuring TVs Dr. Phil
June 28, 2018 Joe Manchin III D W.Va. MANCHIN INCLUDES $3.7 BILLION TO FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND $1.6 BILLION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN SPENDING BILLS
June 28, 2018 Patrick J. Toomey R Pa. Toomey: HHS OIG Report on Opioid Prescription Rate in Medicare “Disturbing”
June 28, 2018 Jeanne Shaheen D N.H. Shaheen Adds Critical NH and National Defense Priorities & Extends Opioid Crisis Response Efforts in Funding Legislation
June 28, 2018 Cindy Hyde-Smith R Miss. HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO FUND WORKFORCE TRAINING, RURAL HEALTH & OPIOID ABUSE PREVENTION
June 28, 2018 Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. Leahy Leads Charge To Research Alternatives To Opioids For Chronic Pain Through Defense Department Health Program
June 28, 2018 Christopher A. Coons D Del. Sen. Coons secures funding to combat Delaware’s opioid epidemic in annual appropriations bill
June 27, 2018 Sam Graves R Mo.-6 Combating the Opioid Crisis
June 28, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio On Senate Floor, Portman Highlights the Benefits of Tax Reform After Six Months & Urges Senate to Continue Work Combatting Opioid Crisis to Grow Workforce
June 28, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. Appropriations Committee Approves Blunt-Led Bill to Increase NIH Funding, Fight Opioid Epidemic, Support Students, & Prepare the Workforce
June 27, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio Portman Statement on FDA Opioid Summit With Internet Stakeholders
June 27, 2018 Rob Portman R Ohio On Senate Floor, Portman Highlights the Benefits of Tax Reform After Six Months & Urges Senate to Continue Work Combating Opioid Crisis to Grow Workforce
June 27, 2018 Andy Barr R Ky.-6 Kentucky to Receive $31.2 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic
June 27, 2018 Patrick T. McHenry R N.C.-10 McHenry Calls for the End to the Opioid Crisis
June 27, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown Works to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Light of Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic
June 27, 2018 Charles E. Grassley R Iowa Grassley: Congress, nonprofits and American people can slow opioid epidemic
June 26, 2018 Bruce Westerman R Ark.-4 Westerman Addresses Opioid Epidemic: Taking Lives at a Staggering Rate
June 26, 2018 Angus King I Maine King Highlights Impact of Pre-Existing Conditions Protections on Fight Against Opioids
June 26, 2018 Angus King I Maine King Highlights Impact of Pre-Existing Conditions Protections on Fight Against Opioids
June 26, 2018 A. Drew Ferguson R Ga.-3 Ferguson Votes to Combat Opioid Crisis
June 25, 2018 Rob Woodall R Ga.-7 Rep. Rob Woodall says House, local leaders working on bills to address opioid crisis
June 22, 2018 Larry Bucshon R Ind.-8 Dr. Bucshon Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis
June 26, 2018 David Rouzer R N.C.-7 House advances opioid package to Senate
June 26, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Light of Opioid Epidemic to Become Law
June 26, 2018 Roy Blunt R Mo. Blunt Announces $3.7 Billion for Health-Related Programs Targeting the Opioid Epidemic
June 25, 2018 Robert E. Latta R Ohio-5 Toledo Blade Op-Ed: Bob Latta: New Legislation Could Help Combat the Opioid Crisis
June 25, 2018 Ann Wagner R Mo.-2 Wagner Votes to Support Communities Fighting Opioid Crisis
June 22, 2018 Harold Rogers R Ky.-5 Congressman Rogers Votes to Provide More Support for Patients and Communities Impacted by Opioid Abuse
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