LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, today in the Senate Agriculture Committee, asked Hoosier and Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett, about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ability to improve addiction and substance abuse prevention programs and treatment access in rural communities. Donnelly, along with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Senator Luther Strange (R-AL), recently announced a bipartisan package of legislation aimed at combatting substance use disorders in rural communities. The bills would direct a pair of USDA programs to focus on providing facilities and access to telemedicine needed to prevent and treat substance use disorders, including the opioid epidemic.