Brendan Kelly Playing Political Games with Suffering Families

Brendan Kelly and Nancy Pelosi’s most recent attack ad was proven to be filled with lies and half-truths, so they’ve gone back to the gutter for more. This time they stretch the truth on Mike Bost’s record fighting against the opioid epidemic in a 30-second television ad.

“Brendan Kelly and Nancy Pelosi have a lot in common, but most importantly they’re both liars and are absolutely ruthless,” said Dustin Rhodes, Campaign Manager for Bost for Congress. “Brendan Kelly not only spreads mistruths without flinching, but he’s trying to score political points on the backs of suffering families. Mike Bost has a strong legislative record of fighting the opioid epidemic and it’s a shame that Brendan Kelly wants to turn human suffering into a political game.”

Bost Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Mike Bost has been an active leader in combating the opioid epidemic in Southern Illinois. He formed an Opioid Task Force that includes local public officials, health providers, education professionals, law enforcement, and families of those affected by the opioid crisis.

This week, Mike Bost will be voting for the most significant congressional effort against a single drug crisis in history when the House later this week considers H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.

Mike Bost has also cosponsored more than a dozen bipartisan pieces of legislation and has voted for more than $10 billion in funding to combat the flow of illegal opioids into Southern Illinois. These bills enhance national and local solutions to assist families, health providers and community officials improve access to help and treatment for those addicted to opioids.

  • HR 449: “The Synthetic Drug Awareness Act”
  • H.R. 664, “Stem the Tide of Overdose Prevalence from Opiate Drugs Act”
  • H.R. 1057, “the STOP Act”
  • H.R. 2652, the “Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act”
  • H.R. 2851, the “SISTA Act”
  • H.R. 3566, “the Addiction Recovery for Local Communities Act”
  • H.R. 3832, “the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act”
  • H.R. 4275, “the Empower Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act”
  • H.R. 5228, “the SCREEN Act”
  • H.R. 5603, “the Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Abuse Act”
  • H.R. 5752, “the Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act”
  • H.R. 5889, “the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act”
  • H.R. 5891, “the Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Abuse Act”
  • H.R. 1625, “the FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act”