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Sen. Mikulski Behind Effort To Combat Heroin Crisis

July 4th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski is seeking to combat the nation's growing heroin crisis. She's behind an effort to devote millions of federal dollars to the fight in communities across the country like Baltimore. Citing figures from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Mikulski notes heroin use rose nearly 80 percent nationwide between 2007 and 2012.  Senator Mikulski's fiscal year (FY) 2015 CJS funding bill helps crack down on the crisis of heroin use and abuse. The legislation provides $10 million to create new state anti-heroin task forces….


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