Senator Rob Portman

At Bipartisan Policy Center Event, Portman Highlights Progress in Combating the Opioid Crisis

March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a Bipartisan Policy Center event, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) highlighted the progress he is seeing in Ohio and around the country in combating the opioid crisis and his efforts on the federal level by enacting the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), the 21st Century CURES Act, and the STOP Act to make a difference.  Portman made clear we cannot let up and must continue to make the federal government a better partner in this effort.  He also highlighted next steps, including his CARA 2.0 Act, that Congress should take to strengthen the federal response.

During his remarks, Portman praised a new Bipartisan Policy Center report on the federal opioid funding and the issues it identified like sustainability of funding, the need for greater state and local flexibility, and greater coordination at the federal, state and local levels.  These are concerns Portman has heard about in Ohio and he will continue to work with key stakeholders to ensure we are implementing a comprehensive approach to addressing this crisis.

Video of Portman’s remarks can be found here.

Link to original press release here.  ]]>

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