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Opioids Compromise Already in the Works in Congress

Sept. 18, 2018, 4:33 PM

Congress is working on a compromise package of bills to fight the opioid crisis and hopes to finish voting on it in the next two weeks.

The Senate and House began working on the compromise before the Senate passed its package Sept. 17, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said. They aim to have the package ready by Sept. 21, he said.

“We have a sense of bipartisan urgency about finishing our work in the Senate and combining our efforts with the House,” Alexander, the chairman of a key Senate health committee, said. The House passed its version of the package (...

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