Unsecure Border and the Opioid Crisis: The Urgent Need for Action to Save Lives, Field Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, May 30, 2018   [open pdf - 512KB]

This is the May 30, 2018 field hearing titled "An Unsecure Border and the Opioid Crisis: The Urgent Need for Action to Save Lives," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. From the opening statement of Martha McSally: "One hundred and fifteen Americans die every single day from an opioid overdose. These victims come from all walks of life. They are teachers, business professionals, ranchers, students, Government officials, and retirees. Here in Arizona there have been at least 800 lives lost just last year alone. Some estimates conclude that more than 2 million of our fellow Americans are addicted to opioids. Chances are every single one of us knows someone struggling with opioid dependence. No State, no neighborhood, no socioeconomic group, no family is immune from the destruction and carnage that it brings. Too many lives have been lost, too many families have been destroyed, and communities all over the Nation are asking what more can be done to stop this devastating opioid addiction epidemic? I have called this hearing today to not only highlight the crisis but to discuss both law enforcement and non-law enforcement solutions that will ultimately save lives." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Douglas A. Ducey, Guadalupe Ramirez, A. Scott Brown, Douglas W. Coleman, Timothy Roemer, Cara M. Christ, Glorinda Segay, Debbie Moak, Jay A. Cory, and Wayne Warner.

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Serial No. 115-67
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