House Committee Advances 25 Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis

May 9, 2018 Issues: Health

Washington, D.C. – South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement after the passage of 25 bills in the House Energy & Commerce Committee to combat the opioid crisis:  

“This is an all hands on deck situation that requires a response not only on federal, state, and local levels, but also on the doctor-patient level. I have talked to too many families who have been impacted by the scourge of the opioid crisis, and I am thankful that Congress has been able to produce some bipartisan solutions to start addressing these problems.

“While we are working to tackle these complex problem domestically, the problem doesn’t stop here at home. Many of the drugs that are devastating families across the country are illegally flowing across our southern border, which is why we must support the Trump Administration’s plans to step up border security and enforcement.

“We have a long way to go to address this multifaceted and devastating epidemic, but the bills the committee passed today are a constructive start.”

To see a full list of the bills, click here.

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