Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Bipartisan Opioid Package Passes House

Oct 31, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, spoke briefly to address the elevated level of bipartisanship that allowed Congress to take this major step in addressing the opioid crisis.

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The opioids package passed by the House in June represented the largest legislative effort in recent history to address an epidemic. The underlying text as passed by the House included several policies to improve prevention and public health efforts, enhance treatment and recovery programs, provide communities more tools, and bolster our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.

CLICK HERE to read the full text.

CLICK HERE to read the Ways and Means One Page Summary.

CLICK HERE to read a letter of support from over 120 organizations.