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Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a series of bills related to ending the national growing opioid abuse crisis. The House voted on close to 40 pieces of legislation that address treatment and recovery options, prioritize prevention, protect communities and fight the fentanyl crisis. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement:
“The opioid crisis is one that plagues every community in Alaska and across the country which requires swift action,” said Congressman Young. “Nearly every person has a story about how the opioid crisis has impacted them and in Alaska
To read more about what House Republicans are doing to combat the opioid crisis, click here.
In October 2017, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Congress has been taking action to draft and consider legislation to combat the crisis. This week, the House voted on more than 40 bills from different committees that seek to provide treatment and recovery options, prioritize prevention, protect communities by equipping law enforcement with the necessary tools and a more aggressive strategy to fighting the fentanyl crisis.
The bills voted on this week were: