Published April 20, 2016
WASHINGTON – The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to mark up twelve pieces of bipartisan legislation to address fighting the opioid addiction epidemic that is plaguing this country. Members of the Republican Main Street Partnership wrote six of the twelve pieces of legislation.
Republican Main Street Partnership President Sarah Chamberlain made the following statement:
“The opioid addiction crisis transcends every social barrier in our country today. I’ve traveled from coast to coast speaking to thousands of women and it’s one of their biggest concerns. They want to make sure Washington is responding appropriately to keep their communities drug free. This set of bills marked up today gives law enforcement, first responders and treatment professionals the appropriate resources to address this crisis.”
The bills marked up today from members of the Republican Main Street Partnership include:
- H.R. 4976, Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act (Rep. Evan Jenkins R-WV)
- H.R. 4641, To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication (Rep. Susan Brooks R-IN)
- H.R. ___, Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Expansion and Modernization Act (Rep. Larry Bucshon R-IN)
- H.R. 3250, DXM Abuse Prevention Act (Rep. Bill Johnson R-OH)
- H.R. 4969, John Thomas Decker Act (Rep. Pat Meehan R-PA)
- H.R. 4586, Lali’s Law (Rep. Bob Dold R-IL)
About Republican Main Street Partnership: The Republican Main Street Partnership was founded in 1997 to promote thoughtful leadership in the Republican Party and to develop and advocate for pragmatic, commonsense solutions to the challenges our country faces. Main Street is aligned with the governing wing of the Republican Party and centrist policymakers. Main Street’s membership is comprised of mainstream, fiscally conservative elected members of Congress. Main Street works with our elected officials, members, supporters and allies to develop and promote policy for implementation at appropriate levels of government.