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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

Congressman MacArthur’s Statement on the Opioid Epidemic

October 27, 2017
Press Release




WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Rep. Tom MacArthur released the following statement after President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency:


The opioid epidemic is absolutely an emergency. This crisis continues to take too many loved ones from families and destroy too many communities across our nation—at an alarming rate.  The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force I co-chair has been working to help our communities combat this epidemic.  I believe the President’s declaration is an important step in this fight, but there is still so much more that needs to be done. I’ll continue to work with anyone in Congress and with the Administration in any way possible to help our country and individuals overcome this disease.