Foster Statement on the President’s Opioid Commission Report
WASHINGTON, DC - The opioid crisis touches every community in the United States, including my district in Illinois. To stop it, we need multifaceted solutions. The report’s broad and inclusive recommendations provide a good blueprint for action. If President Trump and his administration are serious about ending this crisis, they must invest in treatment programs, medical research, and science funding to help individuals who suffer from opioid dependency. Each of these components requires funding from the federal government, which this administration has so far failed to produce. I strongly encourage the President to take the recommendations seriously and give the institutions and organizations the financial support they need to end this crisis now.