Sending Office: Honorable Bill Foster
Sent By:
Samantha.Warren@mail.house.gov

        Request for Signature(s)

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Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to President Trump asking him to act on the opioid crisis after his public health emergency declaration expires on January 23, 2018. The President promised to provide help for the thousands of Americans who suffer
from this public health crisis.

Almost 90 days ago, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. On January 23, that emergency declaration will expire. There are a few steps the President could take to show real leadership and provide the support Americans need
to overcome opioid dependence and receive help. They include a declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency, fully funding the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and nominating a director of the Office of Drug Control
policy. We hope you will join us in urging him to act.

The opioid crisis is a national public health crisis that affects nearly every community in this country. if President Trump is serious about helping the individuals and their families who suffer from opioid dependence, he needs to commit the financial resources
that communities need to fight it.

For questions please contact Samantha with Rep. Foster at
Samantha.Warren@mail.house.gov
. or Anne with Rep. Ryan at
Anne.Sokolov@mail.house.gov
. To join the letter, please fill out this form by NOON Friday,
January 19th.

Sincerely,

 

Bill Foster                                               Tim Ryan
Members of Congress                             Member of Congress

 

Letter Text

January 19, 2018

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Trump,

We write to you urge you to take meaningful steps to combat the opioid epidemic including funding for addiction treatment and prevention as well as filling important posts such as the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

As you may be aware, your public health emergency declaration will expire on January 23, 2018. While we applaud this first step, the epidemic continues to claim American lives and more needs to be done. Our states and districts continue to struggle with
a demand for addiction treatment that far outstrips the resources available. Declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency and requesting full funding for both the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Public Health Emergency
Fund are just two of the ways you could show leadership in this area and we urge you to take these steps.

Furthermore, we urge you to nominate a qualified, experienced candidate for the position of director of ONDCP. An organization with such a crucial mission needs a permanent, Senate-confirmed director and we hope you will make this a top priority.

We look forward to working with you in a bipartisan way to combat this national problem.

Sincerely,

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