In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill

October 26, 2018 by TWN Staff
U.S. President Donald Trump signs a bipartisan legislation to confront the opioid crisis in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a bipartisan legislation to confront the opioid crisis. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

 

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go beforethe midterm elections, there was a rare moment of bipartisan accomplishment back in Washington. President Trump signed into law H.R.6, the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act,” legislation that takes significant steps to address the opioid crisis gripping the country. The bill was the result of bipartisan cooperation among members of both the House and Senate. BUT, the bipartisanship didn’t last long…after praising the law, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued a stern rebuke of his Republican colleagues, saying, ““While this opioid package builds on our prior work to respond to the opioid crisis, we cannot forget the tremendous harm Republican policies would inflict on the same people this package seeks to help.”

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