Freshman lawmakers introduce bill to combat opioid crisis

KLFY - A group of freshman lawmakers representing 30 states is hoping a fresh approach can make a difference in the war against drug addiction.

Congressman David Trone, D-Maryland, is one of the 55 members of the "Freshman Working Group on Addiction." He's witnessed the painful reality of addiction firsthand.

In 2016, there were more than 64,000 overdose deaths, according to Trone, and his nephew was one of them.

"He died alone in a hotel room at the age of 24," Trone said.