03.10.16

Burr Statement on Senate Passage of Bill to Address Opioid Addiction: We Can Reverse This Trend

WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today voted for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524), a bipartisan bill to help communities combat the growing opioid epidemic in America. The legislation passed by a vote of 94-1.

“Today, Americans suffering with opioid addiction are closer than ever before to getting the help they need,” said Senator Burr. “There are thousands of North Carolina families currently grappling with this addiction and I am encouraged that the Senate has produced bipartisan legislation that will help end the devastating crisis hurting families across the country. We can reverse this disturbing trend that has ravaged the United States over the past few decades.”