Westerman Fights Opioid Epidemic With Vote for H.R. 6 Amendment
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of H. Res. 1099 - House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 6 - SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act:
“We must do everything possible to help those suffering with addiction to opioids,” Westerman said. “It is an epidemic ravaging communities not just across the Fourth Congressional District, but the entire country. That is why the House today passed legislation that prioritizes treatment for those suffering and would put new regulations on the Postal Service intended to limit the shipments of fentanyl, among other policy changes. I was proud to support this legislation and will continue to fight for those struggling to overcome addiction.”
According to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, H.R. 6 would help in “efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.” More information may be found here.