In the News: House Republicans highlight work to combat opioid crisis

Today, the House passed the most significant congressional effort against a single drug crisis in history, the bipartisan Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act will help in our overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by focusing on four key areas: advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.

Ahead of this important vote, House Republicans joined the House Republican Conference’s opioid crisis media row to share stories from our hometowns, and highlight the work we’ve been doing to pass dozens of bills to help victims and their families overcome addiction. For more info, including which bills we passed, visit

Here’s what House Republicans have been saying:

Newsy | House GOP Targets Opioid Epidemic Amid Proposed Entitlement Cuts

House Republicans this week are attempting to tackle America’s opioid crisis by considering more than 50 bills attempting to combat the epidemic that claims an average of 115 lives each day.

CLICK HERE for the full interview with House Republicans

South Bend Tribune | U.S. House passes bill named for slain South Bend doctor to address opioid epidemic

A bill aimed at combating the opioid epidemic and sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The bill would improve access to non-opioid pain treatments.

The legislation is named after a South Bend physician, Dr. Todd Graham, who was gunned down on July 26 after refusing to prescribe an opioid painkiller. The Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act aims to reduce overprescribing of opioids by looking at ways to expand the use of non-opioid alternatives in Medicare.

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