Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill To Use Title 42 to Stop Fentanyl at Border

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 7359, the Stop Fentanyl Border Crossings Act. The bill allows the Title 42 public health order to be extended beyond May 23, 2022 and authorizes it to be used to stop Fentanyl smuggling at the southern border. The legislation was originally introduced by Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “By announcing the end of...

Reps. Budd, Pappas, Newhouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Classify All Fentanyl-Related Substances Schedule I

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined Reps. Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) to introduce the Save Americans from the Fentanyl Emergency (SAFE) Act. The bill permanently schedules all fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs. Background: Fentanyl overdose was the main cause of deaths for people ages 18-45 from 2020-2021. Fentanyl-related substances are currently t...

Rep. Ted Budd, Over 100 House Members Demand Biden Take Action on Fentanyl

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI), and over 100 House members sent a letter to President Biden urging the Administration to support making fentanyl-related substances Schedule 1 classification permanent. Rep. Budd has also sponsored legislation to permanently reclassify fentanyl as a Schedule 1 substance on August 3, 2021. Read the full text of the letter HERE...

Budd-Sponsored Opioid Prescription Verification Act Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, H.R. 2355, the Opioid Prescription Verification Act, passed the House. Rep. Budd sponsored the bill on August 27, 2021. The legislation provides additional training to help pharmacists identify and report bad actors who attempt to “pharmacy shop” and stock up and deal in controlled substances. The bill also allows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to p...

Making a difference in the opioid crisis

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Rep. Budd’s op-ed in the North State Journal’s Randolph Record https://randolphrecord.com/budd-making-a-difference-in-the-opioid-crisis/ It has become clear that after years of progress, the COVID-19 pandemic has aided in the opioid crisis spiraling out of control once again. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a record high of 93,331 drug overdose deaths. The vast m...

Rep. Budd-Sponsored Bill to Expand State Opioid Response Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, H.R. 2379, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act passed the House of Representatives. Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) was a sponsor of this bipartisan legislation. The bill will expand the State Opioid Response Grant Program to include the battle against all substance abuse, and extend the program until fiscal year 2027. The bill also expands access to medication assist...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Opioid Prescription Verification Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd has co-sponsored H.R. 2355, the Opioid Prescription Verification Act. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL). The legislation would provide additional training to help pharmacists identify and report bad actors who attempt to “pharmacy shop” and stock up and deal in controlled substances. The bill also allows the Centers for Disease Control...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 2379, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill would expand the State Opioid Response Grant Program to include the battle against all substance abuse, and extend the program until fiscal year 2027. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services used $35 million from this program to fight the op...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) co-sponsored H.R.1384, the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill would remove the outdated and burdensome regulation that restricts access to buprenorphine, one of the most widely-used medications to treat opioid addiction. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “More than 93,000 overdose deaths occurred in our country last year...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Reclassify Fentanyl as Schedule I Substance

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 3269, the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act. The bill would make the current temporary classification of fentanyl as a Schedule I substance permanent. The bill is bipartisan, led in the House by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV)...

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