Casey responds to Administration's Stated Support for $45 billion in Opioid funding

Casey responds to Administration's Stated Support for $45 billion in Opioid funding

Washington, DC - On the heels of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statement that the White House would support a $45 billion investment in the opioid fight, Senator Casey released the following statement:

“I am pleased that the White House has come out in favor of a $45 billion investment in the opioid crisis. If the White House is serious about confronting the opioid crisis then I would urge President Trump to endorse my legislation, S. 2004, the Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act. This legislation would invest the $45 billion in the opioid fight that the White House says it wants without eliminating coverage for substance use disorder as the Administration’s health care scheme did by decimating Medicaid.”

More information on the bill, which was introduced this week, can be found here: https://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-leads-legislation-to-invest-45b-to-address-opioid-crisis