Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Trahan, Joyce Lead Letter Urging President Trump to Lower Flags to Half-Staff for Substance Use Disorder Victims

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LOWELL, MA – On Monday, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and John Joyce (R-PA-13) led a bipartisan letter along with 37 of their colleagues urging President Trump to lower American flags to half-staff on August 31, 2020 in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. “This month, we will observe International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held in remembrance of the lives lost due to the ...

Trahan-Sponsored Opioid Legislation, The MATE Act, Subject of House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Subcommittee on Health for the Committee on Energy and Commerce considered a slate of bills to support patients suffering from substance use disorders (SUD). Among the legislation considered was H.R. 4974, the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act – a bipartisan bill introduced by Congresswoman Trahan in November 2019. The MATE Act would standardize substa...

Trahan Announces Cheryl Juaire, Substance Use Disorder Advocate, as State of the Union Guest

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced that Cheryl Juaire, from Marlborough, Massachusetts would be her guest to the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 4th. Cheryl’s son, Corey, died of an opioid overdose at the age of 23. In the wake of his death, Cheryl turned her grief into activism and has worked tirelessly to break down the stigma surrounding substa...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Leads Bipartisan Introduction of Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, Opioid Addiction Treatment and Training Legislation, With Representatives Bergman, Carter, Trone, Rogers, and Kuster

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) introduced the bipartisan Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act [H.R. 4974] with her colleagues Representatives Jack Bergman (R-MI), Buddy Carter (R-GA), David Trone (D-MD), Hal Rogers (R-KY), and Annie Kuster (D-NH). The MATE Act would standardize substance use disorder training to ensure that all prescribers of controlled med...

Representatives Trahan and Comer Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Support Caregivers of Opioid Addiction Victims

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and James Comer (R-KY) introduced the “National Family Caregiver Support Program Cap Elimination Act of 2019.” This legislation would remove a funding cap under the Older Americans Act (OAA) that unnecessarily limits critical aid for older relative caregivers, including grandparents who are serving in caregiving roles due to the opioid add...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Hosts Dr. James Baker of MA3 At Bipartisan Freshman Working Group on Addiction Policy Breakfast

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Washington, DC – Today, at the invitation of Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) Dr. James Baker, who practices medicine in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District, presented to Members of the Bipartisan Freshman Working Group on Addiction at their July policy breakfast. The Freshman Working Group on Addiction, of which Rep. Trahan is a founding member, aims to capitalize on the new blood and ...

Congresswoman Trahan and Senator Markey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Mandate Education for Prescribers of Opioids

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act, legislation that requires any prescriber of opioid medication to be knowledgeable of safe prescribing practices. Specifically, it requires all prescribers that are applying for the federal license to prescribe controlled substances, such ...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Joins Members of the Massachusetts Delegation to Reintroduce the Bicameral, Comprehensive CARE Act to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

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Bill Text (PDF) | Fact Sheet (PDF) | Section-by-Section (PDF) Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and over 95 of their colleagues in the House and Senate to reintroduce the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act...

Representatives Lori Trahan, David Trone Announce Freshmen Working Group on Addiction

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Washington, DC – Yesterday, February 14, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced that she would be joining the Freshmen Working Group on Addiction, a bipartisan effort to promote policies to end the addiction crisis in the United States. Rep. Trahan joins this group along with 36 other Members of the newly-elected freshman class from across the nation. The purpose of the group is to come tog...