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ICYMI: House passed over 70 bills that target opioid crisis

June 26, 2018

The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), has been active in pushing legislation to combat and solve the opioid crisis. Over the last two weeks, the House successfully passed over 70 bills – a number of which were sponsored by Ways and Means Members – focused on this issue.

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Specifically, these bipartisan bills would disrupt the supply chain of fentanyl, promote the education of doctors and patients on the negative effects of opioids, expand access to non-opioid alternatives, and combat abuse of opioids in hospitals and communities.

As Chairman Brady said:

“The impacts of the opioid crisis reach every community across the nation, and Congress is taking major action to fight back. Every one of our 40 members on the Ways and Means Committee had a hand in the proposals that we are now sending to the Senate. I applaud them for their commitment to combating this crisis. While we still have a long way to go, this legislation makes meaningful strides to help millions of Americans and starts the recovery from this terrible epidemic.”

Here are the headlines highlighting the House’s commitment to fighting this crisis: