WTRF: Congressman McKinley champions 4 bills to fight opioid epidemic

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Washington, October 5, 2018 | comments
The United States Senate took another big step towards battling the opioid epidemic by passing the H.R. 6 or the Support for Patients and Communities Act. West Virginia is one of the top states impacted by the opioid epidemic, so Congressman David McKinley, representing West Virginia's First District, knows first hand that this is a major issue that needs federal attention. "This is wrong. We're destroying families with this. We've got to find ways of solving this crisis."
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The United States Senate took another big step towards battling the opioid epidemic by passing the H.R. 6 or the Support for Patients and Communities Act.

West Virginia is one of the top states impacted by the opioid epidemic, so Congressman David McKinley, representing West Virginia's First District, knows first hand that this is a major issue that needs federal attention. "This is wrong. We're destroying families with this. We've got to find ways of solving this crisis."

H.R.6 is a bipartisan response to the opioid epidemic comprised of over 50 bills. "I think Washington is starting to understand it. I've had great conversations with the President, and he had me on his White House task force," says McKinley. The legislation says they will be boosting access to treatment, improve prevention, and help efforts to fight synthetic drugs nationwide with this new act.

In fact, Congressman McKinley championed 4 of the 57 bills that was sent over to the Senate back in June.

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