WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement lauding House passage of 18 pieces of legislation to combat opioid abuse and addiction:

“Opioid abuse is a major crisis in America and this week the House has passed bold, bipartisan solutions to address this growing epidemic. Our legislation holds federal agencies accountable, improves research, helps children born with drug withdrawal symptoms and creates better options to assist Americans struggling with addiction. I’m proud of the work we have done this week in the House to ensure that this national epidemic is being dealt with.”