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President Trump Signs Tenney’s Bill, Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act into Law

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Washington, October 29, 2018 | comments

Washington, DC— Today, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law. Included in this comprehensive legislation is Rep. Tenney’s bill, H.R. 5723-Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018. This legislation will provide the state of New York $50,521,352 to combat the opioid crisis. Rep. Tenney's bill passed the House as a stand-alone bill in June.

“As a member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, I have made it my mission in Congress to find a comprehensive and compassionate solution to reverse the tide of the growing opioid epidemic. Addiction is plaguing our communities and ripping families apart. Last year alone, we lost 114 people to the opioid scourge. Shockingly, our district experienced nearly 10 percent of the total opioid deaths statewide,” said Rep. Claudia Tenney. "Over the past two years, we have worked to secure over $6 billion to combat the opioid epidemic. The bill I introduced—the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act—will identify and roll back barriers that have inhibited the use of non-opioid alternatives to treat pain. I will continue to work closely with the Trump Administration to ensure ending the opioid scourge is a top priority.”

 

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