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DeLauro Voices Support Of Proposal To Increase Spending On Heroin Epidemic

DeLauro Voices Support Of Proposal To Increase Spending On Heroin Epidemic

With states including Connecticut facing a deadly epidemic of heroin addiction, President Barack Obama proposed increasing spending by $1.1 billion to expand treatment access – a move supported by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.

"The president's proposal for $1.1 billion in new funding to fight prescription opioid abuse and heroin use is a major step in the right direction for ending this epidemic," DeLauro, D-3rd district, said in a statement. DeLauro is the senior member of subcommittee that oversees funding for the department responsible for working with states on administering treatment programs, according to her said.

The proposal is part...

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