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Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Continuing the fight against opioid addiction

Communications • August 3, 2018

We come from different backgrounds, hometowns, and walks of life. But every community in this country is united in the common tragedy of opioid addiction. And that’s why we’re taking action. House Republicans have led on our efforts to combat the opioid crisis, prioritizing treatment and recovery, prevention, ways to protect our community, and fighting …

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McMorris Rodgers in the Washington Examiner: America is better off now

Communications • July 12, 2018

Thanks to Republican policies, America is stronger today at home and abroad, with a booming economy, safer communities, and a revived military. In her new op-ed in the Washington Examiner, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) highlights what our policies have meant for workers, families, small business owners, and our troops. Check it …

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10 things that happened last week

Communications • July 9, 2018

Two years ago, we were asking “where are the jobs?” Today, we’re asking “where are the workers?” We have more job openings today in America than workers to fill them. Our job market is so good, as CNN puts it, that many people — more than 600,000 — who had previously given up looking are …

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McMorris Rodgers in The Spokesman-Review: We’re working to combat America’s opioid crisis

Communications • June 25, 2018

Last week, the House passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the most significant congressional effort against a single drug crisis in history. More on our work can be found at opioidcrisis.gop   As our bipartisan bill heads to the Senate, House Republicans continue to share the stories of men and women from different …

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

Communications • June 22, 2018

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 …

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The crisis next door

Communications • June 19, 2018

Last week, we passed dozens of bills to help combat the opioid crisis, and our work continues this week. We’re prioritizing treatment and recovery, prevention, ways to protect our community, and fighting fentanyl. For more on our work, visit OpioidCrisis.gop. As we continue our work, House Republicans have been sharing stories and highlighting the impact …

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A closer look at how House Republicans are combating the opioid crisis

Communications • June 14, 2018

House Republicans are focused  on the issues and priorities that matter most to people.  That’s one of the many reasons why this month we’re passing dozens of bills to help combat the opioid crisis that’s wreaking havoc on communities big and small across the country. We’re prioritizing treatment and recovery, prevention, ways to protect our …

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These are the stories of the opioid crisis

Communications • June 13, 2018

We’re LIVE to give you the latest on how we’re continuing to deliver on our promise to combat the #opioidcrisis → https://t.co/nIF97GhN42 — House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 13, 2018 House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led this morning’s House Republican Leadership press conference and was joined by representatives from states across the country …

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Rep. Rogers Op-ed: Opioid addiction requires action, not silver bullet

Jared Powell • May 12, 2016

78 people per day. That’s more than 28,400 lives lost every year to drug and opioid addiction. The opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation at an alarming rate — destroying opportunities and potential in families and communities. The crisis wreaking havoc in these local communities has quickly gained national attention and House Republicans are taking action. …

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The Opioid Epidemic: No Community is Immune

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) • May 12, 2016

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) is our House GOP guest blogger this afternoon, where she talks about  the need for preventative action against opioid abuse — especially among younger kids — and for flexibility on the state and local level to best dedicate resources to combat this growing epidemic. Across the United States we are faced with a …

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