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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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On Thursday, November 2, at 3 p.m. in Washington, DC, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will come 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 will discuss 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. The discussion will take place in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building at 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC. 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, will also give remarks.

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