ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded President Donald J. Trump for attending the 8th annual “Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit” in Atlanta. During the summit, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump addressed federal, state, and local professionals working to address the opioid epidemic.
“President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency soon after taking office, and last year, Congress acted to pass bipartisan, comprehensive opioid legislation to improve our federal government’s response,” said Senator Isakson, a member of two Senate committees that oversee health care. “I appreciate the president’s continued emphasis on this problem, which has touched so many families, including my own. Georgia and states across the country, along with our medical community and first responders, now have better tools to fight this epidemic to help more Georgians and Americans. I thank the president for joining so many leaders in government, health care and nonprofits at this summit today in Atlanta.”
“President Trump’s visit to Georgia today demonstrates his ongoing commitment to combating the opioid crisis that has devastated communities across the country,” said Senator Perdue. “Too many of our friends, neighbors, and family members have been impacted by this epidemic. President Trump knows this and has worked with Congress to confront this crisis head on. His Administration has taken strong measures to educate Americans on the dangers of drug abuse, invest in treatment programs for those struggling, and fight the flow of illegal drugs across the southern border. Thanks to President Trump, communities in Georgia and across the country now have the resources they need to better address the opioid crisis and ultimately save lives.”