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Bill Johnson Statement on America's Opioid National Emergency

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Washington, August 10, 2017 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Trump’s intent to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency:
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Trump’s intent to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency:

"I agree with President Trump's decision to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency...because it is one. He has recognized this from before he was elected - he said it many times during his campaign. More federal help is welcome. However, despite today's decision, this is not a problem we as a country are going to be able to arrest, incarcerate, or legislate our way out of.  We all have to be in this effort together."

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