Tuesday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released a video statement after the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which Donnelly voted for, was signed into law. The law includes $1 billion over the next two years to help combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics. Funding will be distributed to states to help them address these drug epidemics. In late November, Donnelly and several colleagues called for the Senate to pass this necessary, emergency funding to address these public health crises before the end of the year.
Donnelly said, “I’m pleased to share some good news: I helped pass the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which is now law, and will help fund prevention and treatment in Indiana and across the country as we try to stem the tide of opioid abuse. This legislation includes much-needed funding for states to help confront this public health crisis. This funding builds on legislation that I helped pass and get signed into law to address the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics.”
Over the past three years, as Indiana has been devastated by these public health crises, Donnelly has actively fought for both new efforts to help with prevention, treatment, and recovery and the funding necessary to support those programs. To read more about Donnelly’s efforts, click here.
To see Donnelly’s video statement about the 21st Century Cures Act click the image above or HERE.