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 Impeachments

Date Member Party State / District Title
Sept. 17, 2018 Cindy Hyde-Smith R Miss. HYDE-SMITH VOTES WITH SENATE ON MAJOR OPIOID CRISIS LEGISLATION
Sept. 17, 2018 Todd Young R Ind. Young Votes to Tackle Opioid Epidemic and Protect Patients
Sept. 17, 2018 Shelley Moore Capito R W.Va. Capito Votes to Pass Legislation Strengthening Efforts to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 17, 2018 Lisa Murkowski R Alaska Senator Murkowski Secures Provisions to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 17, 2018 James Lankford R Okla. Senator Lankford Supports Bill to Respond to Opioid Crisis
Sept. 15, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown touted a bill to help newborns suffering from a condition caused by opioid use by pregnant women
Sept. 17, 2018 Christopher S. Murphy D Conn. SENATE PASSES MAJOR OPIOID CRISIS BILL, MURPHYS RECOVERY COACH ACT
Sept. 17, 2018 Robert Menendez D N.J. Menendez Applauds Senate Action to Tackle Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 17, 2018 Sheldon Whitehouse D R.I. Whitehouse Scores Key Wins for Rhode Island in Senate Opioids Bill
Sept. 17, 2018 Mitch McConnell R Ky. Landmark Opioids Legislation to Pass Senate
Sept. 17, 2018 Mitch McConnell R Ky. Senate Passes Landmark Opioid Legislation; Includes Two Provisions Secured by Senator McConnell
Sept. 17, 2018 Ron Johnson R Wis. Johnson Statement on Passage of Opioid Package
Sept. 17, 2018 John Boozman R Ark. Boozman Speaks About Congress's Latest Effort to Address Opioid Crisis
Sept. 17, 2018 John Boozman R Ark. Boozman Supports Comprehensive Opioid Package
Sept. 17, 2018 John Thune R S.D. Multiple Thune-Authored Provisions Included in Crucial Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis
Sept. 17, 2018 Thomas R. Carper D Del. Carper, Coons Applaud Senate Passage of Critical Funding to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis
Sept. 17, 2018 Susan Collins R Maine Senate Passes Sweeping Opioids Package with Two Provisions Authored by Senator Collins
Sept. 17, 2018 Angus King I Maine On Senate Floor, King Speaks in Support of Expanding Base of Opioid Treatment Professionals
Sept. 17, 2018 Bill Cassidy R La. Senate Set to Pass Cassidy Legislation Targeting Opioid Crisis
Sept. 17, 2018 Brian Higgins D N.Y.-26 With Senate to Vote on Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis, Leaders Make Final Push for Funding to Help New York State Combat Opioid Epidemic, Increase Funding for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs That Help Prevent Drug Abuse & Prescription Frau
Sept. 15, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown touted a bill to help newborns suffering from a condition caused by opioid use by pregnant women
Sept. 14, 2018 Charles E. Grassley R Iowa Q&A: Another Step to Solve Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 14, 2018 Jeanne Shaheen D N.H. Shaheen Successfully Advances NH and National Defense Objectives & Continued Opioid Response Efforts in Final Version of Funding Bill
Sept. 14, 2018 Richard J. Durbin D Ill. Durbin Highlights Successes In Senate's Bipartisan Opioid Package
Sept. 14, 2018 Bernard Sanders I Vt. Vermont Delegation Announces More Than $200,000 in Grants to Help Address Opioid Crisis in Vermont
Sept. 14, 2018 Patty Murray D Wash. Opioid Funding Championed By Senator Murray Poised to Become Law
Sept. 14, 2018 Edward J. Markey D Mass. Senator Markey and Rep. Scott Introduce Legislation to Help Expand Access to Health Care, Including Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services
Sept. 14, 2018 Robert C. Scott D Va.-3 Rep. Scott and Senator Markey Introduce Legislation to Help Expand Access to Health Care, Including Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services
Sept. 13, 2018 Joe Manchin III D W.Va. Manchin Secures Funding for ARC, VA Caregiver Program and Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 13, 2018 Ben Ray Luján D N.M. Lujn Introduces Legislation that Leverages Telehealth to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 13, 2018 Robert Menendez D N.J. Menendez, Booker Announce $2.2 Million in Federal Funding to Help Prevent Alcohol, Opioid Abuse Among NJ Youth and Young Adults
Sept. 12, 2018 John Cornyn R Texas Cornyn: America’s Opioid Crisis Has Roots in Mexico
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 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.-2 USDA Announces Grant for Missaukee 9-1-1 System, Opioid Crisis Response
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 John Cornyn R Texas Cornyn Applauds Inclusion of Bipartisan Substance Abuse Bill in Senate Opioids Package
Sept. 5, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Brown Secures Bill to Expand Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids in Senate Package
Aug. 31, 2018 Robert E. Latta R Ohio-5 Latta Speaks at Swanton Rotary, Discusses Opioid Crisis
Aug. 29, 2018 Steve Daines R Mont. Daines Helps Secure Funding to Prevent Meth, Opioid Use in Montana
Aug. 23, 2018 Sherrod Brown D Ohio Bill would help children impacted by opioid crisis
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 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
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