WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis. H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, authored by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), will now move to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
Chairman Walden and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statement following Senate passage of this crucial piece of legislation.
“After months of bipartisan work, landmark legislation to combat the opioid crisis is now headed to President Trump’s desk. This comprehensive bill provides critical support to desperate communities all across the country and gives those fighting on the front lines new tools to help treat addiction and slow the flow of illicit drugs across our borders. While there is still much work to be done, this historic effort will undoubtedly save lives and put families and communities across our country on the road to recovery. We look forward to seeing H.R. 6 signed into law and continuing to work with the president to combat the “Crisis Next Door,’” said Chairman Walden and #SubHealth Chairman Burgess.
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