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#RecordOfSuccess: Sweeping Bipartisan Opioid Package Now Law


07.22.16

Upton: “In the face of a surging crisis, we came together and got the job done.”


WASHINGTON, DC – Building upon the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s bipartisan #RecordofSuccess, President Obama today signed sweeping legislation to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. The legislation includes over a dozen bills passed by the Energy and Commerce Committee. Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) chaired the House and Senate conference meeting that finalized the comprehensive opioid package. Earlier this month the House voted 407 to 5 and the Senate voted 92 to 2 in support of the consensus bill.

“In the face of a surging crisis, we came together and got the job done,” said Chairman Upton. “We have a thoughtful solution that attacks the opioid epidemic from all sides – one that zeros in on treatment for addiction and overdoses, reforms prescribing practices, and works with law enforcement. For folks suffering in Michigan and across America who are desperate for relief, help is on the way.”

For more information on the conference report, click here.

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