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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a number of bills that address the growing opioid crisis nationwide, but did so without any resources.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) delivered a floor speech highlighting devastating statistics from the CDC which show opioid and heroin related deaths have nearly quadrupled between 2004 and 2014, the last available year for which we have national data. Congressman Courtney is the lead sponsor of a House bill to provide $600 million in emergency funding to address the drug abuse epidemic which has 24 co-sponsors, and has been endorsed by 21 independent organizations.