Budzinski Joins Bipartisan Working Groups Focused on Addiction and Overdose Crises

Mar 27, 2023
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WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced her participation in the Bipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus and the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force where she will work across the aisle on solutions to the ongoing addiction and overdose crises. 

“Every day, too many of our loved ones struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. We have to fight back against the stigmas that keep folks from speaking up or seeking help,” said Congresswoman Budzinski. “I’m proud to join the Bipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus and the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to raise awareness and find legislative solutions to the addiction and overdose crises facing our communities.”

The Bipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus aims to work with federal and state law enforcement to combat the nationwide spike in fentanyl-related overdoses and drug poisonings. Members will also work to educate the public and the Congress, in cooperation with prevention and awareness groups to better understand the ongoing threat of fentanyl in communities across America. The Bipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus is chaired by Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Ken Calvert (R-CA).

The Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force is comprised of more than 130 Members working across the aisle to combat the mental health and substance use disorder epidemics in American communities. In the 117th Congress, the Task Force successfully passed 26 of its bills into law, all of which were led or co-led by both a Republican and a Democrat. The Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force is chaired by Representatives Lisa McClain (R-MI), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Annie Kuster (D-NH). 

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