House Republicans Working Through Numerous Bills to Tackle Opioid Crisis

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:28 AM PT — Wed. June 13, 2018

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said “America deserves better,” and families need to be protected” from the opioid crisis.

On Capitol Hill Wednesday, McCarthy said more than 100 people die each day due to opioid addiction, mostly because they were injured and doctors over-prescribed medication.

He also said the House is in the process of voting on about 70 bills

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined at left by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and fellow Republicans, leaves a news conference following a closed-door GOP meeting on immigration, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Congress is taking action to stem the flow of opioids into the country, change prescription practices, and establish comprehensive recovery centers.

Several House members shared photos of opioid overdose victims and told thier stories, saying they’ve heard the call to tackle the opioid crisis.