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Capito, Manchin help pass opioid bill


The Journal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Tuesday voted to pass the Opioid Crisis Response Act that provides new funding to fight the nation’s opioid crisis.

The Senate passed the bipartisan bill–which includes numerous provisions based on legislation Capito introduced or co-sponsored–by a vote of 99 to 1.

“This tells you that on something as big as this problem that we have — not just West Virginia, but the entire county — that we came together and worked through it,” Capito said. “This is something that we are moving in the right direction.” Capito said the bill’s passage is long overdue.

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