Excerpt: “In the 115th Congress, Republicans and Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee worked together in a bipartisan way to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, which included bipartisan investigations into several key issues that have contributed to the crisis as well as numerous legislative initiatives. Our efforts culminated in the signing into law of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which is considered the most significant congressional effort against a single drug crisis in history. We write to request that the Committee continue our legislative and investigative work to combat the opioid crisis. While we made great strides working together last Congress, our work is far from done. As the Committee with primary jurisdiction over public health issues in the U.S. House of Representatives, we must address the scourge that is sadly claiming 130 American lives per day and continue our work of the last two Congresses.”
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