With the announcement Wednesday by President Trump of the formation of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis came praise and news of action by area lawmakers, including Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, and U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling.
In December, Joseph L. Brown, a local Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, experienced heartbreak and sadness after losing medals awarded him for his service. But thanks to the help of U.S. Representative Bill Johnson, Brown’s stolen medals — the result of a robbery in his home — have been replenished.
U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, and U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-California, introduced the DXM Abuse Prevention Act, an attempt to prevent teen abuse of over-the-counter cough medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethrophan, commonly referred to as DXM.
Field of Hope Community Campus and area dignitaries discussed the ongoing struggle with southeast Ohio’s drug epidemic along with Ohio’s 6th congressional district US Congressman Bill Johnson with a meal and tour at the campus location in Vinton Thursday.
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