Faso Continues Push for Aggressive Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis

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Washington, December 15, 2017 | comments

Washington DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging OMB to submit a comprehensive funding proposal to combat the opioid crisis.

Additionally, Rep. Faso joined six of his colleagues in sending a letter to the leadership of four House of Representatives Committees calling for the committees to implement the legislative recommendations contained within the President’s Commission of Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis’ final report.

“Opioid abuse is a genuine epidemic and a national crisis.  Bipartisan cooperation has resulted in steps in the right direction as we continue to learn what families and our communities need to effectively address this scourge,” said Faso. “At home, I’ve spoken to far too many people who have had friends, family, or co-workers succumb to opioid addiction. I will continue to fight for progress through additional funding, treatment initiatives, and community involvement.”

Congressman Faso is a cosponsor of two critical pieces of legislation to fight the devastation caused by the opioid crisis.

H.R. 664, the STOP OD Act, expands funding for treatment and education through CDC and HHS grants. Learn more here.

H.R. 1057, STOP ACT, helps thwart dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped across US borders. The bill requires foreign postal operators to supply advance electronic data to the U.S. Postal Service, which will enable federal law enforcement agencies to track high-risk shipments. Learn more here.

A signed copy of the letter sent to OMB Director Mulvaney can be found here.

A signed copy of the letter sent to committee leadership can be found here.
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