Aug 11 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's national emergency declaration regarding the opioid crisis in the United States.
“The deadly opioid epidemic continues to claim one life every 15 minutes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and I whole-heartedly support President Trump’s declaration of this heartbreaking loss as a national emergency. The good news is we know much more about drug addiction than ever before and the House has already passed legislation to invest $8 billion in 2018 for law enforcement, treatment and education to holistically address drug abuse and save lives. I look forward to working with President Trump and the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to turn the tide of addiction and stop illegal drug trade across our nation’s borders."
To learn more about Congressman Rogers' work to combat the drug abuse epidemic, visit halrogers.house.gov.