opioid

Here’s Carol Miller’s advice for GOP women thinking of running for office
Meet the New Congress

Rep. Carol Miller is tired of people telling her she was the only new Republican woman elected to Congress in 2018.

“The leadership in our party, we’ve got sharp women,” Miller said in an interview with Roll Call. “We will all work hard to bring other women back into the fold.”

Congress’ Proposals on Opioids Aren’t Keeping Up with Epidemic
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Ayotte Pushes Opioid Penalties on Defense Bill
The senator's state has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic

New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte offered an amendment related to fentanyl. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Kelly Ayotte's effort to boost penalties for drug trafficking — as an opioid epidemic ravages her home state — is drawing the ire of some criminal justice advocates.  

The New Hampshire Republican is trying to use a sweeping defense bill to take aim at fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug that is often used in pain killers. The drug also can be mixed with heroin to amplify its effects.  

Obama: Opioid Treatment Too Scant, 'Underresourced'
GOP lawmakers call president AWOL on anti-drug fight

President Obama speaks at at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit Tuesday in Atlanta. (AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called America's fight against prescription drug and heroin abuse "underresourced" as he tries to convince Republicans to fund his plan to fight the national epidemic.  

Speaking at a summit organized by House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., Obama said the country needs an "an all-hands-on-deck approach."