LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s move to declare the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency.
“Opioid abuse is a slow-moving hurricane that envelops the entire nation, and with each loss leaves another community and family wrecked in its wake. The President’s declaration of a national public health emergency is a strong indication that this administration is turning its attention to the pain caused by this epidemic, but it should only be the first step. To fully respond to this American crisis, we must use every tool at our disposal. I hope to continue working with the Administration in the coming weeks and months to increase funding for this battle and explore additional actions that can help save lives in Maine and across the country.”
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