pressofatlanticcity: NJ leaders take action in Washington on opioid epidemic


Legislators in Congress may not agree on many things these days, but efforts to address the nationwide opioid epidemic are among the few things that achieve bipartisan collaboration.

New Jersey U.S. representatives and senators from both political parties were among those who worked together to craft policies, bills and laws that got the final passage in Congress last week to tackle opioids and addiction, as well as boost mental health and support services.

“Republicans and Democrats have come together to pass innovative policies that provide our South Jersey community with real solutions to the opioid crisis,” U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3rd, said in a statement.

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