CRAMER: HHS GRANTS NORTH DAKOTA $2 MILLION TO ADDRESS OPIOID EPIDEMIC
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded North Dakota $2 million to address the opioid addiction crisis.
“I’m grateful to see funding from the 21st Century Cures Act being put to good use to help the most vulnerable among us. At the end of the 114th Congress, ‘Cures' became law – bringing with it a windfall of resources to address opioid addiction as well as additional means to support opioid education and prevention efforts. While we still have a long way to go in solving the problems of opioid abuse, I’m glad to see Secretary Price has hit the ground running at HHS with the roll out of these grants, and I look forward to continuing our work here in Congress to help solve the opioid crisis once and for all."
Cramer, through his work on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, continues working to address the opioid epidemic in America. In addition to his work on the 21st Century Cures Act in committee, Cramer has also co-sponsored several opioid-specific bills. which passed the House last Congress including the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications, the Mental Health First Aid Act, and the Synthetic Drug Control Act.