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WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues?
North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Note: This op-ed from Congressman Armstrong ran in newspaper outlets throughout North Dakota between April 20 and April 26.
By Congressman Kelly Armstrong
April 13 marked my 100th day as North Dakota’s congressman. This milestone offers an opportunity to look back at what has been accomplished so far for North Dakota and the American people.
Click here to view the letter.
WASHINGTON - Representative Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) and Representative Harley Rouda (D, Calif.) led a bipartisan letter today to urge U.S. health officials to consult local governments in the development of national recovery housing best practices.
In the letter to Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Mental Health and Substance Use, the lawmakers urge the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to use the experience of local governments in developing standards for operating recovery housing.