Rep. Susie Lee – Mr.Chairman, our amendment
would provide increased funds for Drug Free Communities Programs. The Opioid Epidemic is hurting every corner of this country–and southern Nevada is no exception. We need to invest in local, community-based solutions to help people struggling with opioid abuse. Unfortunately, local governments often have the fewest drug prevention resources and funds, even though it’s the local communities on the front lines of this crisis. In every state and congressional district, every day of the year, there are first responders and paramedics
treating overdoses and abuse. Our bipartisan amendment will directly invest in local community efforts to combat opioid abuse in Nevada and throughout this country. I urge all my colleagues
to support this bipartisan amendment and I reserve the balance of my time.