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Across the Aisle | A Conversation on our Nation's Opioid Epidemic

Featuring Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

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Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:00 PM
Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Thursday, November 2, Washington, DC - Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) came together for an Across the Aisle conversation on the national opioid epidemic moderated by Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times. Building on passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), Senators Portman, Whitehouse, and Shaheen discussed how the federal government can best support the efforts of law enforcement, public health officials, community organizations and families across the country to respond to this crisis.

Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Co-Founder and President of the Board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, and Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative (D-RI), Founder of the Kennedy Forum, and Edward M. Kennedy Institute board member, also gave remarks.

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Across the Aisle | A Conversation on our Nation's Opioid Epidemic