Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks Statement on Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a National Emergency

Aug 10, 2017
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Carmel, IN – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after President Trump verbally declared the opioid crisis a national emergency:

“I am in strong agreement of the President’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a national emergency. Too many lives have been lost to this sweeping epidemic in Indiana and across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), recent data estimates the opioid epidemic is taking the lives of 142 Americans every single day. That number of lives lost is devastating.”

“Today’s declaration will further put a spotlight on an issue that deserves urgent attention and ensures that combatting this epidemic is a national priority for the country.”

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