Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations

Government Watchdog to Agencies: How Do You Know Your Efforts to Combat Surge of Synthetic Opioids Are Working?


WASHINGTON, DC – A recent report by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls on federal agencies to strengthen our efforts assessing synthetic opioids, which have been a leading cause of opioid overdoses.

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report examining 2016 data for drug overdose deaths, concluding that synthetic opioids continue to play a large role in the opioid crisis ravaging our communities.

The GAO report notes that many agencies have ongoing efforts to seize illicit synthetic opioids, but that these...


ICYMI: #SubHealth Chairman Burgess Leads Special Order on the Opioid Crisis


Last week, Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) led a group of bipartisan members of the Energy...

In the News

Letter to HUD Scretary Carson Regarding CDBG-DR Funds and Puerto Rico Grid Restoration


Excerpt: "“Congress remains committed to providing Puerto Rico with the necessary resources to rebuild and recover, especially with respect to ensuring a reliable and cost-effective electric grid. Reliable, affordable power is fundamental to the Commonwealth’s long-term economic success and all aspects of life on Puerto Rico. Therefore, it is critically important that CDBG-DR funds for improvements and enhancements for Puerto Rico’s electric system effectively strengthen and modernize Puerto Rico’s electric grid to withstand potential storms of the future.”

To read the letter, click HERE. 


Oversight and Investigations


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