FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 10, 2018
CONTACT: NATALIE BALDASSARRE
MCLINKO STATEMENT ON OPIOID DISASTER EMERGENCY
“Thank you to the governor for declaring the opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency, and for allowing the suspension of burdensome regulations that interfere with access to recovery resources and treatment programs for addicts and their families. We must all work together to end this scourge.
Central Pennsylvania families destroyed by this widening epidemic tell me they’re disappointed with efforts put forth by our representatives in Washington to solve this growing problem. Some have only made it worse: Rep. Tom Marino has been an unabashed advocate for the opioid industry and stands accused of making the crisis worse with his Washington ways. Pennsylvania’s tenth Congressional District deserves better leadership as we move forward during this statewide disaster emergency.”