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Combating the Opioid Crisis: Rep. Latta’s INFO Act


08.06.18

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.


Click HERE to watch the video

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.

To learn more about Energy and Commerce’s comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid crisis, click here. To learn more about the House’s comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid crisis, click here.

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