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April 21, 2022

Trone Issues Statement on the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s 2022 Strategic Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 21, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Trone Issues Statement on the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s 2022 Strategic Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06), co-founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, issued the below statement following the release of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) 2022 Strategic Plan.

“As the co-founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, I am committed to advancing meaningful and bipartisan policies to reduce overdose deaths, improve access to quality and affordable mental health care, and support those Americans seeking recovery. 

“As our country continues to face record overdose fatalities, we must take action — from all levels of government and across the political spectrum — to stem the supply of drugs across our borders and, equally important, reduce the demand in our own communities.

“By establishing strategies to increase access to life-saving medications like naloxone; disrupt the drug supply through targeted oversight and enforcement; and, improve data collection to allow for more effective local responses, the ONDCP’s new Strategic Plan underscores the Administration’s commitment to its Unity Agenda.

“You have my word: I will continue working on a bipartisan basis to fight for policies that will save lives across our country.”

Congressman Trone recently served as co-chair of the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, which released its final report in February. In 2016, he lost his nephew, Ian, to a fentanyl overdose. 

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.


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