LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), along with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Senator Luther Strange (R-AL), announced a bipartisan package of legislation aimed at combatting substance use disorders in rural communities. The bills would help these communities by directing a pair of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs to focus their efforts on providing the facilities and access to telemedicine needed to prevent and treat substance use disorder, including the opioid epidemic.
Donnelly said, “This bipartisan package would help us fight back against the opioid epidemic that has harmed rural communities in Indiana and across the country. I’m proud to work with Senate Ag Committee Chairman Roberts and Senator Strange on these bills to expand access to treatment through new facilities and the increased availability of telemedicine. We know that it will take all of us, regardless of party or geography, to confront this public health crisis.”
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