WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, as amended:

“Congress has passed yet another important bill to tackle the Opioid crisis that is plaguing our country.  H.R. 6, which we passed today, will help us find an end to the trafficking of deadly drugs like fentanyl, prevent further Americans becoming addicted to opioids, and increase treatment and support for those already caught in the grips of addiction. I am proud of the bipartisan work we’ve done and I look forward to President Trump signing this legislation into law.”