[February 14, 2018 Letter to the Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Bob Goodlatte] [open pdf - 346KB]
From the Letter: "We write to request a hearing to comprehensively examine the ongoing opioid epidemic. [...] On October 26, 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a Nationwide Public Health Emergency. At the time, you stated that 'the House Judiciary Committee will continue to review our nation's laws to determine if more resources are needed to address this crisis.' [...] It is long past due that the Committee held a hearing to examine these issues and how we can work in a bipartisan manner to consider comprehensive measures to combat the opioid epidemic. Additionally, we are concerned by the President's FY 2019 budget proposal, which recommends a massive 95-percent cut in funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the agency that would coordinate federal, state and local efforts to combat the opioid epidemic."
U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary: https://judiciary.house.gov/