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Guthrie Statement on SUPPORT Act Anniversary

Washington, October 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement on the anniversary of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law:

“One year ago today, President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law to give relief to communities across the country and in Kentucky suffering from our nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. I was proud to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass this landmark legislation that focused on treating Americans with opioid use disorder, stopping the current outbreak, and preventing the epidemic from spreading more. The SUPPORT Act included my bill, the Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act, which created grants for treatment facilities to offer comprehensive care for opioid use disorder. Too many Kentuckians have fallen victim to the opioid epidemic – and substance use disorder can affect anyone. I am encouraged by the results of the SUPPORT Act so far, but rest assured my work to help Kentuckians combat the opioid crisis is not over.”

Guthrie wrote a piece in the Danville Advocate-Messenger entitled “One year after SUPPORT Act, work has only begun” about his additional plans to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic as the top Republican of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Click here to read the piece.