WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) held a roundtable to bring stakeholders together and discuss efforts to combat the opioid crisis. The discussion featured local and state officials, local law enforcement, and medical professionals who care for and treat patients battling addiction.
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Talking to WEHT TV after the event, Rep. Bucshon said, “The only way to solve these types of problems is with a collaborative approach. So what I wanted to get out of this today is to give stakeholders – all the way from law enforcement to treatment – the opportunity to tell me as a federal legislator, as well as our state senators and state reps, what they’re seeing in their areas.”
In June, the House passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan package of dozens of bills to help aid our overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis. H.R. 6, which passed the House by a vote of 396-14, is exactly the type of collaborative approach our communities need in fighting back against this scourge.
It’s imperative that the Senate pass H.R. 6, sending it to President Trump’s desk to become law.