Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on President Trump’s announcement to combat opioid abuse and reduce drug supply and demand:

“The federal government must engage in a comprehensive approach to combat the devastating heroin and opioid epidemic,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This issue is a critical priority for our district, where far too many families have been affected. As a Member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, I’ve worked on legislation to combat this epidemic through increased education and funding and will continue to lead on this issue. The President’s plan today will address many of the factors contributing to this crisis as well as provide support for those who are suffering from addiction and their families. I commend President Trump for making this a top priority for his Administration.”

In her first term, Congresswoman Stefanik worked to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. In January, Congresswoman Stefanik and her colleagues on the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force unveiled additions to the Task Force’s legislative agenda. And most recently, Congresswoman Stefanik cosponsored the Community Action Opioid Response Act.