Sending Office: Honorable Jennifer Wexton
Sent By:
Courtney.Callejas@mail.house.gov

Current cosponsors: Cartwright, Balderson, Baird, Connolly, Dean,
Fitzpatrick, Kilmer, McGovern, Rouda, Weber, Wexton, Welch

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 3153, the Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment (EFFORT) Act, legislation that will direct the National Science Foundation to expand its research on opioid addiction.

The
National Science Foundation’s research
has increased what we know about the neuroscience of addiction, substance abuse interventions, the role of illicit supply networks, the secondary effects on families, and options for alternative, non-additive therapeutics
for pain, to name a few. Although this research is cutting edge, research gaps still remain into the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction.

That is why we introduced the EFFORT Act, which will direct the National Science Foundation, in consultation with the National Institutes of Health, to support merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid addiction. By expanding
basic research, we can promote greater collaboration and further understand of how to better treat the multiple aspects of opioid addiction.

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor  H.R. 3153, please contact Courtney Callejas in Rep. Wexton’s office at
Courtney.callejas@mail.house.gov or Jackson Hammond in Rep. Baird’s office at
Jackson.Hammond@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Wexton                                  Jim Baird

Member of Congress                           Member of Congress

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