WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this year, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee spotlighted legislation to help combat the opioid crisis. The series explained just a handful of the 57 legislative solutions that the committee advanced earlier this year.
Today we revisit #SubDCCP Chairman Bob Latta’s (R-OH) video explaining H.R. 4284, the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act. H.R. 4284 will direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a public and easily accessible electronic dashboard linking to all of the nationwide efforts and strategies to combat the opioid crisis.
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After a standalone vote on H.R. 4284, this legislation was incorporated into H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. H.R. 4284 passed the House by voice vote and H.R. 6 passed the House by a vote of 396-14.
“Combating the opioid crisis requires an all-hands-on-deck response, and that means ensuring local officials and those on the front lines of this epidemic have the best information and resources available,” said #SubDCCP Chairman Latta.
Combating the opioid crisis has long been a top priority at Energy and Commerce. Our current efforts have been moving forward on two tracks: advancing collaborative, bipartisan legislative solutions and continuing investigations into several key issues that have contributed to the crisis. Taken together, this is the most significant congressional effort against a single drug crisis in history. It is imperative that the Senate quickly follow suit, sending H.R. 6 to President Trump’s desk to become law.