Two weeks ago Martha was in Phoenix and held a hearing about Arizona’s opioid epidemic. She heard from survivors, elected officials and community leaders taking action to fight this crisis.
While progress has been made fighting this epidemic, more must be done.
115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. 800 people lost their lives in Arizona alone last year.
While in Washington, Martha is working to combat Arizona’s opioid epidemic. This week the House of Representatives is voting on legislation that will give police more resources to get opioids off the streets, and target fentanyl. They’re also voting on legislation to change how opioids can be prescribed.
There is no quick fix to end this epidemic, but action is being taken to stop the illegal flow of opioids into this county, and get help to those who are fighting this disease.
This legislation is a first step, but government can only do so much. Martha will continue to engage with Arizona communities to stop the stigma and fight this crisis.
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AZPM: The congressional panel was a field
meeting of the Committee on Homeland Security’s
Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee.
McSally is chair of the subcommittee, and fellow
Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko is a member.
KTAR: The congressional subcommittee hearing
led by Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) heard from
various advocates during a hearing in Phoenix.
One of those giving testimony was Jay Cory, the
chief executive officer and president of the Phoenix
Cory told the panel there needs to be comprehensive
drug recovery programs.
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made strong impression at meeting on opioid crisis