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Leader Guthrie on the Need to Address Fentanyl-Related Substances to Save Lives

12.02.2021

Washington, D.C. — Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) delivered the following remarks in a Health Subcommittee hearing remarks in a Health Subcommittee hearing entitled, “The Overdose Crisis: Interagency Proposal to Combat Illicit Fentanyl-Related Substances.”

Excerpts of remarks as prepared for delivery:

THE STEPS AHEAD

“Today we are discussing how to permanently combat the trafficking of illicit fentanyl-related substances.

“This committee has a bipartisan history of addressing the growing opioid epidemic.

“For example, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, included my bill, the Comprehensive Opioid Recovery...

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Leader Rodgers: We need to take this urgent action on fentanyl analogues

12.02.2021

“It is too deadly a substance to be weak on traffickers and those who sell it to children in our communities.”

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks in a Health Subcommittee hearing entitled, “The Overdose Crisis: Interagency Proposal to Combat Illicit Fentanyl-Related Substances.”

Excerpts of remarks as prepared for delivery:

FENTANYL AND ITS ANALOGUES ARE DEADLY POISONS

“Fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances are killing a record number of Americans.

“Making sure these deadly poisons are permanently made illegal requires...

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Under Biden’s Watch Seniors Pay More for Everything: Including Medicare

11.15.2021

Washington, D.C.— Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Heath Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Part B premiums paid by beneficiaries will increase next year, one of the largest increases in the program’s history. 

“President Biden’s inflationary agenda and the Democrats’ deliberate choice to ignore the Medicare program’s looming insolvency have contributed to one of the largest Medicare Part B premium increases in the...

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The health sector broadly, including private and public health insurance (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP); biomedical research and development; hospital construction; mental health; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the 340B drug discount program; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.