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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Stefanik Applauds President Trump’s Opioid Announcement

October 26, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, released the following statement after President Trump declared the national opioid epidemic a public health emergency:

“Far too many families across our North Country community have seen firsthand the devastating effects of the heroin and opioid epidemic that is sweeping across our nation,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Opioid abuse touches our communities, our homes and our families in ways that have grave effects on everyday people and everyday lives. Since I arrived in Congress, I have prioritized working with our state and local officials to combat this tragic epidemic, and I will continue to work on solutions to help families in our district and across our nation. I applaud President Trump for his announcement today and for providing increased resources to fight this devastating problem.”

Background:

Stefanik Votes in Support of Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act

Stefanik Speaks on Devastating Heroin and Opioid Epidemic on House Floor

Stefanik Votes in Support of 21st Century Cures Act

Stefanik Hosts Opioid forum in Warren County

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