Opioids and Addiction

During my time in Congress, I’ve met with people throughout Burlington and Ocean Counties who have struggled, or watched loved ones struggled, with opioid and addiction issues. I’ve also met with the men and women on the front lines of fighting this battle; medical professionals, educators and first responders who work every day to save lives. We help those who need it most by increasing awareness of opioid and addiction solutions and transparency of the opioid approval process. That’s why I’ve introduced the OPEN Agenda, three bills that will empower those in our community working to save lives every day and provide a path to better care for South Jersey.

Check out more about the OPEN Agenda, and my other actions to address this critical issue:

Opioid Prevention and Education Now Agenda
H.R.5633 — Synthetic Opioid Danger Awareness Act
H.R.5632 — FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act
H.R.5631 — Solutions Not Stigmas Act of 2019
H.R.2062 — Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act
H.R.2466 — State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act
H.R.2569 — Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act of 2019
H.R.3414 — Opioid Workforce Act of 2019
$500M in funding for the development of treatment programs.

More on Opioids and Addiction

July 30, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Kim Secures Funding for Veteran Suicide Prevention, Relief for New Jersey Homeowners,

Job Training, Substance Abuse Treatment Resources in House-Passed Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives passed three bills to provide funding for most federal departments and agencies, including provisions championed by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) that will benefit New Jersey families.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Bill Led by Congressman Kim to Highlight Dangers
of Synthetic Opioids Passes Key Committee

April 14, 2021 Press Release

House Committee Holds Hearing on Opioid
Education and Treatment Bills Led by Congressman Kim

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing reviewing two bills led by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) that would help in the fight against opioid addiction and deaths.