WASHINGTON, DC – This week, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) chaired the House and Senate conference meeting to finalize a comprehensive opioid package. The legislative text for the conference report to S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, was filed on Wednesday evening, and the House overwhelmingly approved the measure on Friday by an vote of 407 to 5.
Below are a few of our best snapshots and digital highlights from E&C Conferees as the opioid package was finalized this week.
Energy and Commerce clerks watch as conference members deliver their opening statements.
Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) share a light moment.
Conferees listen as a committee clerk reads through amendments for consideration.
#BehindTheScenes: Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) consults with an aide
just steps from the opioid conference.
Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
toward the end of the conference.
It was a packed house in 2123 RHOB. Staffers, advocates, and media look on as the 42 conferees
work on the opioid package.
After the opioid conference adjourned, members signed the conference report.
After the conference, Energy and Commerce members took to digital media to highlight the discussion to their constituents
The hard work paid off as the opioid package overwhelmingly passed the House on Friday