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
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 Larry Bucshon R Ind.-8 Dr. Bucshon Hosts Opioid Roundtable With Community Leaders in Terre Haute
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. 16, 2018 Joe Manchin III D W.Va. Manchin Applauds DOJ Opioid Quota Reduction Announcement
Aug. 17, 2018 Robert E. Latta R Ohio-5 Latta Speaks at Perrysburg Rotary Club About Booming Economy, Legislation to Address the Opioid Crisis
Aug. 17, 2018 Edward J. Markey D Mass. As Opioid Overdose Deaths Increase, Senator Markey Queries FDA about Inappropriate Fentanyl Prescribing
Aug. 17, 2018 Elise Stefanik R N.Y.-21 Stefanik Hosts Heroin and Opioid Roundtable in Wilton
Aug. 16, 2018 Kyrsten Sinema D Ariz. Sinema Works on Solutions to Confront Opioid Crisis
Aug. 16, 2018 Richard J. Durbin D Ill. Durbin, Kennedy Applaud DEA For Lowering Opioid Quotas For Third Year In A Row
Aug. 15, 2018 Jeanne Shaheen D N.H. NH Delegation Statements on NH Application for Federal Opioid Response Grants
Aug. 15, 2018 Ann McLane Kuster D N.H.-2 NH Delegation Statements on NH Application for Federal Opioid Response Grants
Aug. 10, 2018 Tammy Duckworth D Ill. Duckworth and St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly Discuss Opioid Crisis and Veterans at Metro East Treatment Facility
Aug. 8, 2018 Tim Kaine D Va. Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $100,000 in Federal Funding for Virginia Tech to Help Address Opioid Crisis in Martinsville
Aug. 8, 2018 Charles E. Schumer D N.Y. WITH HEROIN AND OTHER DEADLY OPIOIDS CONTINUING TO RAVAGE THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION, SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE FUNDING TO COMBAT OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN UPCOMING APPROPRIATIONS BILL
Aug. 8, 2018 Judy Chu D Calif.-28 Op-Ed: Sen. McConnell, stop politicizing the opioid crisis
Aug. 7, 2018 Charles E. Schumer D N.Y. SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MAJOR FEDERAL INVESTMENT TO EXPAND HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AND BATTLE OPIOID CRISIS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
Aug. 7, 2018 Kirsten E. Gillibrand D N.Y. Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Major Federal Investment To Expand High-Speed Internet Access And Battle Opioid Crisis In Rural Communities Across Upstate New York
Aug. 7, 2018 Mike Bost R Ill.-12 Bost Hosts Opioid Task Force
Aug. 6, 2018 Josh Gottheimer D N.J.-5 Gottheimer & Fitzpatrick a Democrat and a Republican Convene Local Leaders at Sussex County Opioid Roundtable
July 26, 2018 Doris Matsui D Calif.-7 Sens. Coons, Gardner & Reps. Lance, Matsui introduce legislation to address the opioid crisis through the prevention of drug diversion
July 19, 2018 Claudia Tenney R N.Y.-24 Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Secures Priorities to Fight Opioid Addiction in Appropriations Bill
Aug. 3, 2018 Diana DeGette D Colo.-1 DeGette Demands Answers From Drug Manufacturers on Role in Opioid Crisis
Aug. 3, 2018 Morgan Griffith R Va.-9 Griffith Seeks Answers from Drug Manufacturers Regarding Opioid Crisis
July 31, 2018 Raja Krishnamoorthi D Ill.-8 Congressman Krishnamoorthi Holds Roundtable with Experts on Prevention Strategies for Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
July 31, 2018 Linda T. Sánchez D Calif.-38 Linda Snchez Leads Bipartisan Letter to Help Secure CDC Funding for Major U.S. Cities to Fight Opioid Crisis
July 27, 2018 John Sarbanes D Md.-3 Pugh, Other City Officials Urge Comprehensive U.S. Help on 'Desperate' Opioid Issues
July 27, 2018 David Rouzer R N.C.-7 7th District Opioid Symposium Resources
July 27, 2018 John Sarbanes D Md.-3 Sarbanes, Cardin, Cummings and Warren Host Roundtable with Baltimore Community Leaders on Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic
July 25, 2018 David Cicilline D R.I.-1 RI Receives Nearly $3.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid in Opioid Epidemic Recovery
July 26, 2018 David Kustoff R Tenn.-8 Kustoff Introduces Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic
July 26, 2018 Christopher A. Coons D Del. Sens. Coons, Gardner & Reps. Lance, Matsui introduce legislation to address the opioid crisis through the prevention of drug diversion
July 25, 2018 Benjamin L. Cardin D Md. Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding to Combat Maryland Opioid Crisis
July 25, 2018 Lloyd Smucker R Pa.-11 Smucker Announces Labor Department Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania
July 25, 2018 Sheldon Whitehouse D R.I. RI Receives Nearly $3.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid in Opioid Epidemic Recovery
July 25, 2018 Elizabeth Warren D Mass. Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Trump Opioid Emergency Declaration
July 25, 2018 Elizabeth Warren D Mass. Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Trump Opioid Emergency Declaration
July 24, 2018 Robert B. Aderholt R Ala.-4 Aderholt Fighting Opioid Epidemic
July 24, 2018 Mitch McConnell R Ky. Appropriations Legislation Includes Funding for Infrastructure, Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
July 23, 2018 Tom Cole R Okla.-4 Working Together To End The Opioid Crisis
July 20, 2018 Marco Rubio R Fla. Amid National Opioid Crisis, Rubio & Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Eliminate Patient Brokering
July 20, 2018 Elizabeth Warren D Mass. Warren Questions Trump Administration on Ongoing Failures to Address Opioid Crisis
July 18, 2018 John Moolenaar R Mich.-2 Moolenaar Supports ICE For Its Work on the Opioid Crisis and Securing the Border
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.-4 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
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