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Casey Leads Bipartisan Effort In Calling On Congressional Leadership To Commit Resources To Opioid Epidemic
Washington, D.C. - As the Nation’s opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) led a bipartisan group of his colleagues in calling on Senate leadership to provide states with the resources they need to tackle this ongoing public health emergency.
Senator Casey was joined by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
In their letter, the bipartisan group urge Leaders McConnell (R-KY) and Schumer (D-NY) to include additional funding dedicated to addressing the crisis in the upcoming supplemental and omnibus appropriations legislation.
“Opioid misuse is not a partisan issue. It is ravaging communities in every state and preys upon individuals and families regardless of party affiliation,” wrote the Senators. “We have worked together on this issue in the past, and with the clear statement from Acting Secretary Hargan that the administration is looking for Congress to lead the way, it is time for us to work together again. As the Senate considers pending supplemental and omnibus appropriation legislation, please make every effort to ensure that new, substantial and sustained funding for the opioid epidemic is included in any legislative package.”
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