No other state has been hit harder than West Virginia by this opioid crisis and Senator Joe Manchin wants all hands on deck to fight back. Manchin is working in a bipartisan way to combat the opioid epidemic and make sure the Mountain State has enough tools on the front lines to have an immediate impact.

CNN: Manchin: Pharmaceutical companies liable for opioid crisis (VIDEO)

Manchin discusses opioid epidemic with Jake Tapper

We are losing generations to the #opioidepidemic. It's time to act; we need all hands on deck to win this fight! #WVSen

Posted by Joe Manchin on Thursday, October 26, 2017

“This is like fighting a war,” Manchin said about the need for funding. “You’ve got your soldiers on the front line fighting … (but) your guys on the front line run out of bullets.”

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Martinsburg Journal: Editorial: Why should West Virginians care about a drug czar

Following the release of the “60 Minutes”/Washington Post piece, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said the next person to lead the office should have a medical background, firsthand knowledge of the opioid crisis and be from outside the Washington, D.C., beltway.

 

Axios: Forum on Bipartisanship (VIDEO)

Manchin discusses opioid epidemic with Axios

Today, Joe joined Axios to discuss the opioid epidemic and why we need all hands on deck to beat it. #WVSen #opioidepidemic

Posted by Joe Manchin on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Joe Manchin: “You cannot send 9 million pills to a town of 392 people, in Kermit, WV — Mingo County… We’ve lost 200,000 Americans. That’s more than any other war since World War II.”  

 

West Virginia Tonight (WOWK): Opioid Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency

Sen. Manchin on the Opioid Epidemic

Every community is impacted by the opioid epidemic. Having federal government declare a national emergency will put more resources on the front lines. #WVSen

Posted by Joe Manchin on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Joe Manchin: “Every state is affected. The economy of our country is affected. The lives of our families are affected, everybody’s affected… President Trump declaring a national emergency is going to put the resources on the frontlines.”

 

Fox News: Joe Manchin: Opioid Crisis Needs ‘All Hands on Board’ (VIDEO)

Joe Manchin: “It’s a national emergency. This is a disaster that we’re dealing with. It’s epidemic. Call it whatever you want to… It is hitting every part of my state of West Virginia. It is hitting every part of this great country of ours. We’ve got to attack this, full throttle if you will.”

 

The Associated Press: Sen. Manchin says federal spending is out of control

Joe Manchin: “If we don’t change our ways, we are going to lose a generation.”

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