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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Stefanik Backs Comprehensive Opioid Bill

June 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – a comprehensive, bipartisan bill to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic. This package includes dozens of House passed measures and includes several Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to help combat the opioid crisis.

“I thank my colleagues for their important work to advance this critical package through the House,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Communities in my district continue to struggle under the weight of this devastating epidemic, and this comprehensive package delivers important support to prevent addiction, encourage treatment and recovery, as well as initiatives that will keep our communities safe.

“The opioid epidemic touches our communities, our homes and our families in ways that have grave effects on everyday people and everyday lives. I will continue to work in Congress to ensure the North Country has the resources we need.”

Congresswoman Stefanik has previously worked to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, the 21st Century Cures Act, and supported almost $4 billion in omnibus funding to aid this effort. Click here for reaction from local officials to this package of opioid legislation.

A breakdown of this comprehensive package is attached.

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