ANA Commends U.S. Senate for Passing Opioid Legislation Package – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889
The American Nurses Association (ANA) commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act and the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act (H.R. 6)as part of a compromise opioid legislation package negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate. This is a step in the right direction to combat the national opioid crisis and recognizes nurses’ critical role in solving this public health issue.
ANA extends its gratitude to Chairmen Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Members Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) Annie Kuster (D-NH), Harold Rogers (R-KY), Katherine Clark (D-MA), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and John Sarbanes (D-MD),for their commitment to this legislation and pressing epidemic.