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

Dear Colleague,

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of the Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment (EFFORT) Act, legislation that will direct the National Science Foundation to support basic 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 I am introducing 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 increasing
our support for basic research, including multidisciplinary approaches and collaboration, we can further understand how to more effectively treat the multiple aspects of opioid addiction.

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor this legislation, please contact Courtney Callejas in my office at
Courtney.callejas@mail.house.gov or x 55136.

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Wexton

Member of Congress

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