Welch: Bill Falls Short On Opioid Crisis

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says a  bill that seeks to address the nation's opioid crisis falls short of  what is needed.  

The measure was approved by the House on Friday with  strong bipartisan support.  

However, Welch says the elements in the  package are modest, while the country needs a comprehensive approach to  dealing with the crisis.  

He says the federal government can assist by  providing tools and resources to those working on the front lines to  deal with the opioid overdose crisis.

Welch is 71 and a native of Springfield, Mass.

(Picture Credit:  Congressman Peter Welch's office)


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