Balderson introduces bipartisan bill to tackle worsening substance abuse crisis


U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of more than 30 lawmakers unveiled legislation aimed at combating the nation’s ongoing opioid and substance abuse crisis, which has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. Balderson signed on as an original cosponsor of the Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, H.R. 7595, sponsored on July 13 by U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) to provide temporary flexibility for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program during the pandemic year.