Opioid crisis must be met head on at all levels

Town Talk - As heroin, fentanyl and other drugs pour through the southern border, killing Americans across the country, every state has become a border state. President Trump’s emergency declaration seeks to stop the flow of drugs and put an end to the over 60,000 overdose deaths each year. I fully support this effort and a continued ‘all of the above’ response to the opioid crises.

It's not enough to just secure the border from drugs and prevent more from becoming addicted, we must help our communities and those already affected. Last year, with my support, Congress passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act.