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18 Bills: House Takes Comprehensive Action to Combat Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, May 13, 2016 | comments
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for comprehensive legislation to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic as he continues to seek bipartisan solutions to improve people’s lives. The targeted 18 bipartisan bills that passed the House this week form a single package that will go to a conference committee with the Senate.

“In 2014 alone, there were 1,745 drug overdose deaths in Michigan. We’ve seen too many lives lost, dreams unfulfilled, and families suffering, and we must actively seek out bipartisan solutions in response to this epidemic. With the combined 18 bipartisan bills we passed this week, the House has taken a 360-degree approach to provide greater tools to treatment providers, law enforcement, and local organizations to combat heroin and opioid addiction in our communities. Our work is far from finished, but we are a step closer to offering hope and helping rebuild people’s lives,” said Walberg.

Click here for Congressman Walberg’s remarks Wednesday 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.

Click here for Congressman Walberg’s remarks yesterday on the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act to give states and localities the flexibility to tailor prevention and treatment efforts to the specific needs of their communities.
 
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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