McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Bills Addressing Opioid Crisis

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement after the House passed a package of legislation addressing the United States’s growing opioid epidemic.

“While we may come from different hometowns and different backgrounds, the People’s House is united in the common tragedy of opioid addiction,” said McMorris Rodgers. “The American people called on us to act, and that’s we continued doing this week, passing several bills that combat abuse, increase our understanding of this issue, and promote innovative care. Thank you to my colleagues for their tireless hard work on this crisis. No one can fight this battle alone–nor should they have to. Let’s continue to shine a light on the challenges facing the American people, and ensure their voice is heard so that every man, woman, and child in this country feels more secure in their lives and in their futures.”

Note: The House Republicans have been tireless advocates for those impacted by the opioid crisis in America. Recent events include addiction survivor Nick Yacoub sharing his story, a press conference featuring the sponsors of several of the 18 bills passed this week, and leadership press conference earlier this week.

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