Heinrich To Lead Press Conference On Harmful Impact Of Senate Health Care Bill On The Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 27, at 9 a.m. MT/ 11 a.m. ET, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, will host a press conference in the U.S. Capitol (SVC 201) with U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to highlight the devastating impact that the Senate Republican health care bill would have on curbing the opioid epidemic. Communities in New Mexico have suffered through some of the highest rates of opioid and heroin addiction and overdose deaths in the nation.

Additional speakers include Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center, and Dr. John Aldis and Shelby, who were recently featured in a New Yorker story about the opioid epidemic. 

WHO: 

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan
Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Dr. John W. Aldis, a family medicine doctor in Jefferson County, West Virginia
Shelby, an opioid treatment patient currently in recovery from West Virginia 

WHAT:  Press conference on how the Senate Republican health care bill would undermine the fight to combat the opioid crisis

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 9 a.m. MT/11 a.m. ET

WHERE:  U.S. Capitol, SVC 201

A live stream of the event will be available tomorrow morning.