Trump Declares Public Health Emergency, Senators Introduce Bill on Opioid CrisisPosted: Updated:
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) is among a group of senators introducing a bill to help fight the opioid crisis.
The "Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act" would invest $45 billion into prevention, detection, surveillance and treatment. That would include nearly $5 billion for substance abuse programs in individual states from 2018 through 2027.
Thursday, President Donald Trump officially declared the opioid crisis a "public health emergency."