HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, and Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Human Services Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the governor’s announcement declaring a state of emergency in the fight against opioid addiction:
“The opioid crisis has become a leading health concern in Pennsylvania and across the entire country. Both of our committees have dedicated significant time and resources to find workable legislative solutions that will help curb this growing crisis. We are encouraged the governor agrees with us about the seriousness of this issue and that he is committed to taking further action and dedicating further state resources to address opioid addiction.
“The governor has outlined some positive steps the administration can take to help address the opioid problem, but there is still more to do and we, in the Legislature, have many ideas of our own that we are excited to share and move through our committees this year.
“We look forward to working with the governor and the Senate to help those in the Commonwealth struggling with addiction.”
Representative Matthew Baker
Representative Gene DiGirolamo
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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