CHARLESTON, WV - "I agree
with President Trump that we have a national public health emergency when it
comes to opioid use and I support his efforts to address this epidemic.
"I have been saying all along that we have an emergency in West Virginia
with opioid and drug addiction. This devastating scourge is taking the lives
of hundreds of our citizens every year.
"I am deeply saddened every time I read the letters I receive from West
Virginians talking about their loved ones they’ve lost to drug abuse. We must
act now to do something to solve this horrible problem that is cannibalizing
"Through significant job growth, which restores hope, and working
together with President Trump, we can resolve this terrible dilemma."