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ICYMI: Upton in South Bend Tribune: Addressing the Opioid Crisis

July 26, 2016

July 27, 2016 Addressing the Opioid Crisis By Fred Upton The simple truth is that we’re in the middle of an opioid abuse epidemic. Nearly every 12 minutes, someone in America dies of a drug overdose and the Centers for Disease Control reports that more than a quarter billion opioid prescriptions were written in 2012 alone. Abuse of opioids has impa...

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Sweeping Bipartisan Opioid Package Now Law

July 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after President Obama signed sweeping bipartisan legislation to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic into law Friday: “In the face of a surging crisis, we came together and got the job done. We have a thoughtful solution that attacks the opioid epidemic from all s...

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Upton Statement on Enbridge Settlement

July 20, 2016

“As Michiganders, pipeline safety is an issue that hits especially close to home. Pipelines are critical to the essential transportation of our energy resources, but when a catastrophe can strike in the blink of an eye, we must be prepared and we must hold those responsible accountable. In the wake of this tragic spill, we got to work on new standa...

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