U.S. Rep. McSally Statement on Passage of Opioid Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the House voted to approve the Conference Report to accompany S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, legislation to combat the nation’s growing opioid epidemic. The bill passed the House 407-5.
“Opioid abuse is tearing our communities apart and nobody, no family is immune from its devastating consequences,” said Rep. McSally. “In the face of this epidemic, Congress worked together in a bipartisan, bicameral fashion to put forward commonsense solutions. Today’s bill is a result of that work and will enhance treatment and prevention tools for local communities and expand resources for victims.”
On May 12, Rep. McSally spoke on the House floor about the House’s legislation to combat opioid abuse. She also penned an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star about the legislation’s impacts on Southern Arizona.