• RESULTS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY

  • 37,174,362
    Dollars Recovered for NY-18
  • 409
    Medals & Awards Returned to Vets
  • 9,023
    Constituent Cases Closed
  • 41
    Bills Signed Into Law

Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Learn more about my work in Congress to fight back against the opioid and heroin epidemics. 
 
I’ve heard it from folks in every neighborhood in the Hudson Valley – the heroin and opioid epidemic is killing our children and devastating our communities. I'm doing everything in my power to combat this epidemic. There is no silver bullet solution, but working together with local, state and federal officials we can make sure those on the front lines have the support they need to expand prevention and treatment efforts, get drugs off our streets, and keep our children safe. Read more about my plans to fight this epidemic:
 
  • Successfully passed the Opioid Review Modernization Act, which would combat opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and incentivizing the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications.
  • Hosted a town hall to hear from folks in the Hudson Valley
  • Introduced the Life-Saving Librarians Act which would help get critical opioid antidotes to community members on the front lines of this epidemic. 
  • Introduced bipartisan legislation, The Keeping Communities Safe Through Treatment Act, to provide law enforcement the option to divert individuals directly to treatment instead of booking them and processing them through the criminal justice system.
  • Helped secure nearly $1 million in federal investments to support local treatment centers
  • Cosponsored CARA to create investment programs for local communities facing prescription drug epidemics to expand prevention and education efforts, increase the availability of naloxone, and promote treatment and recovery.
  • Announced $625k in investments in local health centers.
Communities across the Hudson Valley have valuable tools to help people struggling with addiction. Find more resources below.
 
 

More on Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Oct 31, 2017 Press Release

Middletown, NY – In response to the increasing number of heroin and opioid overdoses in libraries here in the Hudson Valley and across the country, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Life-saving Librarians Act to empower unlikely heroes in the fight against overdose deaths. Unfortunately, libraries have become a common site for opioid and heroin overdoses. Library staff have responded by educating themselves on the use of Narcan, an antidote which immediately reverses the effects of overdoses.

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release

Poughkeepsie, NY— In response to the heroin and opioid epidemic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison in Poughkeepsie to introduce federal legislation to combat the opioid and heroin crisis and stop mass incarceration of abusers and low-level drug offenders nationwide.

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington — As students returned to school in the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney held a call with local and national experts to share community resources and discuss ways parents, teachers, coaches and communities can combat heroin and opioid abuse. Rep. Maloney and experts Deborah Hersman of the National Safety Council and Susan Salomone of Drug Crisis in Our Backyard discussed how to spot signs of heroin and opioid abuse in children and young adults. Rep.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (NY-18) legislation to combat opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and incentivizing the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications. The Opioid Review Modernization Act would require drug companies to obtain additional levels of expert approval when seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for medications that do not use abuse-deterrent technologies, like extended-release capsules.

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington – As part of his comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid epidemic in the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced legislation to cut down on opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and encouraging the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications.

Apr 5, 2016 Press Release

Goshen, NY— In response to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and local police chiefs to call for passage of Rep. Maloney’s bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid and heroin crisis and stop mass incarceration of abusers and low-level drug offenders.

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I’ve heard it from folks in every neighborhood in the Hudson Valley – the heroin and opioid epidemic is killing our children and devastating our communities. I'm doing everything in my power to combat this epidemic. There is no silver bullet solution, but working together with local, state and federal officials we can make sure those on the front lines have the support they need to expand prevention and treatment efforts, get drugs off our streets, and keep our children safe. Read more about my plans to fight this epidemic:
 
Mar 16, 2016 Press Release
Washington – In response to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) brought together local, state and federal resources on a telephone town hall with over 21,000 neighbors from the Hudson Valley. Last week, Rep. Maloney introduced the Keeping Communities Safe Through Treatment Act to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic and stop mass incarceration of abusers and low-level drug offenders.
Mar 14, 2016 Press Release
Days after announcing a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold a telephone town hall on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00PM to discuss the heroin epidemic in the Hudson Valley. Joined by the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, TEAM Newburgh and Chauncey Parker, Director of the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Rep. Maloney will answer questions for constituents as well as discuss community resources and law enforcement resources available. Last week, Rep. Maloney announced, in addition to securing $3.7 million for local organizations to combat substance abuse, three local health centers will receive nearly $1 million to combat opioid and heroin abuse in the Hudson Valley.
Mar 11, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – One day after Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for Speaker Paul Ryan to bring legislation to the floor to combat opioid addiction, Rep. Maloney announced three local health centers will receive a total of $987,386 in federal investments to combat opioid and substance abuse in the Hudson Valley. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured an additional $3.7 million for local organizations to combat substance abuse through youth anti-substance abuse initiatives.  

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