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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on Drug Overdose Crisis in New Haven

August 17, 2018
Press Release

NEW HAVEN, CTCongresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the ongoing overdose crisis in New Haven.

“Thank you to the New Haven Police Department, Fire Department, and EMTs who have worked so hard to save lives. Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.”

“The overdose crisis on the Green is heartbreaking, and I echo the recent sentiments of Fire Chief John Alston that we must deal this situation in the context of the national drug crisis. Just last month, the Food and Drug Administration rightly warned people to remain vigilant regarding the dangers of contaminated K2, but that is clearly not enough. We must do more. I look forward to working with our local leaders to identify federal resources that would best address the ongoing crisis here in New Haven and tackle the scourge of drug addiction in our communities.”

DeLauro is the lead Democrat on the Appropriations subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Health and Human Services.