Banks Statement on Trump Signing Legislation to Combat the Opioid Crisis into Law

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Washington, October 24, 2018 | comments

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis (H.R. 6) into law:

“Our country is facing a crisis – one that is destroying families and communities across America, and dishearteningly, one that hits close to home. In 2016, 1,526 Hoosiers died of an opioid overdose.

“I’m proud that in bipartisan fashion, this Congress and the Trump administration have been able to provide local and state officials resources to help prevent and treat those suffering from opioid addiction. Additionally, we’re committed to protecting communities and fighting fentanyl. Together, we’ll be able to fight this deadly disease.

“To Hoosiers who are suffering from addiction, I urge you to ask a friend or family for help. You can also participate in National Prescription Take Back Day this Saturday by disposing of any unused medication at a collection site.”

Congressman Banks voted for H.R. 6 when it passed the House in June. More information about National Prescription Take Back Day and a collection site locator can be found here.

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