Credit: Hal Roger’s Office
US Representative Hal Rogers attended President Trump’s announcement at the White House on Thursday, October 26, 2017, where he declared the country’s opioid epidemic a public health emergency. Representative Rogers issued a statement, saying eastern Kentucky was one of the original epicenters of the epidemic. He applauded President Trump for raising the stakes. In recent years, Congress has appropriated more than $8 billion annually across the federal government toward anti-drug enforcement, treatment, education, and research efforts.