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April 29, 2019 Press Release
Government restrictions should never get in the way of families doing what’s best for their loved ones. I am proud to co-sponsor the Freedom for Families Act and empower mothers, fathers, sons and daughters with the flexibility they need to care for a sick family member or spend time with a newborn child. Every situation is different, that’s why we must achieve solutions that give North Carolina families real options without implementing costly one-size-fits-all mandates.
"It’s time to turn these tragic tales into stories of triumph and opportunity. Together, through expanding access to proven treatments, a tough hand stopping the flow of drugs and a compassionate approach to ensure families aren’t fighting this alone, we can overcome the opioid crisis and bring hope to struggling communities."
September 10, 2018 Press Release
"Since 1999, opioid-related deaths in North Carolina have increased by 800 percent, leaving nearly 2,000 opportunity-filled futures tragically ended. For the many, North Carolinians struggling with addiction, finding hope can be hard."
July 25, 2018 Press Release
The House passes H.R. 6199, the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act, to provide relief from Obamacare's tax on over-the-counter medications and modernize HSAs, as well as H.R. 6311, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act, to expand access and use of HSAs and lower premiums on health care plans.
July 24, 2018 Press Release
The House passes H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, to repeal the excise tax on the sale of a medical device by a manufacturer, producer, or importer.
The House passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan bill that will help in our overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.
May 22, 2018 Press Release
The House passes Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act to allow patients to gain access to experimental treatments if they have been diagnosed with a life threatening disease or condition and have exhausted approved treatment options.
I applaud President Trump for keeping this key promise to voters, strengthening the wall between government funding and abortion industry giants like Planned Parenthood and adding protections for victims of sexual assault and human trafficking. With not one penny cut from family planning services, we can protect the value of every human life and place the interest and health of women ahead of the abortion agenda.
“Each year, many North Carolinians receive the heartbreaking news that they are facing a terminal illness and may only have limited time left with their families. Intrusive regulations and teams of bureaucrats should not prevent terminally ill individuals from seeking a cure. The President called for this policy change in his State of the Union Address, and now the House is giving patients hope and the ‘right to try.’”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that they will declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency: