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Walberg: All Hands on Deck to Combat Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, May 12, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C.
– Today, Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) continued his bipartisan work to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic by voting for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act. H.R. 5046 would establish a comprehensive opioid abuse reduction program at the Department of Justice and give states and localities the flexibility to tailor prevention and treatment efforts to the specific needs of their communities.
 
“From Monroe to Eaton to Branch Counties, and all in between, families across the 7th District are suffering at the hands of addiction. State and local organizations on the front lines are fighting back, but we need an all hands on deck approach to combat this alarming epidemic. With this bipartisan legislation, we are directing more resources to the local level to enhance prevention and treatment options and provide hope for our communities,” said Walberg.
 
Click here for Congressman Walberg’s remarks yesterday on the Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act to strengthen safeguards to ensure infants born into a life of drug addiction are safely cared for and protected.

A member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, Congressman Walberg continues to collaborate with stakeholders at the local, state, and federal level to raise awareness and develop best practices to fight heroin and opioid addiction.
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