I believe that the pharmaceutical industry should pay restitution for the epidemic they have created that has decimated thousands of lives. In Congress, the opioid crisis will be a focus for me. It is a silent horror for many Americans and rural citizens, in particular. This Congress has not focused on this crisis instead, focusing on party politics. My own opponent has gone on a PR tour about opioids while she has done nothing to affect change. I have seen many people lifted out of the despair of addiction over the years. I know firsthand that it is possible. We need to be focusing on and empowering what we know works, saving lives and families.