Politics

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September 15, 2021

Senate passes Gavarone's Relapse Reduction Act

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Senate on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 25, also known as the Relapse Reduction Act.
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August 31, 2021

We found tax records showing 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance's anti-opioid nonprofit faltered

JD Vance is running for Senate in Ohio as a savior of the Midwest. A nonprofit he started to fight the opioid epidemic seems to have faltered. Vance's track record is the subject of an Insider deep-dive.
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July 22, 2021

Biden Vows to Continue Encounter with China Over Opioids

CINCINNATI, OHIO - U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will continue “this encounter with China” to attempt to stem the flow of deadly drugs being smuggled into the United States via Mexico.
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June 13, 2021

Biden’s border policies are worsening the opioid crisis

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Senator Portman, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Representative John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, called on the Biden administration to address the ongoing surge in illicit narcotics, like fentanyl, coming across the southern border and into the United States resulting in an increase of overdose deaths.
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June 8, 2021

Morrisey talks opioids, drug trafficking during Parkersburg visit

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited the Judge Black Annex on Monday to contribute to a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement officials pertaining to the opioid epidemic.
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June 11, 2021

Congress should act on opioid plan

Despite years of lip service from the federal government about the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic that has ravaged not just West Virginia but populations across the country, little effort has been put toward making a real difference.
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April 14, 2021

Fentanyl Ban Complicates Biden’s Plan to Shift Drug Policy (1)

Civil rights groups want fentanyl-like substance ban to end A record 85,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020
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April 1, 2021

Biden Administration Releases Drug Control Policy Priorities After Deadliest Year For Overdoses

The Biden administration released its first set of drug policy priorities Thursday after overdose deaths hit record numbers during the pandemic.
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