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HEARING: #SubOversight to Examine State Models in Response to Opioid Epidemic

Jul 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), announced a hearing for Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Combating the Opioid Crisis:  Battles in the States.”

#SubOversight will hear from state officials about current challenges in combating the epidemic, ways the federal government can assist, and their efforts that have begun to make a difference. The hearing will serve as an important update to a May 2015 hearing exploring state level responses to the epidemic.

“America’s opioid and addiction crisis has brought death and devastation to every corner of the nation,” said Chairman Murphy. “Fighting back requires an unbounded effort from the federal government, states, and localities. I look forward to engaging officials leading local efforts on the ground to determine what is working, what is not working and how we can work together to save lives, restore communities and repair the millions of families torn apart by the deadliest drug crisis in United States history.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony for the hearing will be available here as they are posted.