|Congress also acted to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which now heads to the President for his signature. The opioid epidemic facing our nation is destroying families and lives across the US. Congress has now taken decisive action to strengthen the enforcement of our nation’s drug laws, provide tools to combat addiction, offer appropriate treatment and care to addicts so that they can begin to reclaim and rebuild their lives.
As Congress goes into recess and returns in September, we’ll be continuing our work on criminal justice reform. The Committee has approved 11 bills so far that rein in the explosion of federal criminal law to protect the innocent, reform federal sentencing requirements, reform the prison and reentry system, improve federal criminal procedures, and protect Americans’ property.
Finally, we want to send our sincerest condolences to the people of France following the horrific terrorist attack last night. Our hearts are with the victims and we will continue to stand strong with our ally in the face of terror.