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U.S. Representative Scott Rigell | 2nd District of Virginia

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The abuse of and addiction to opioid drugs such as prescription pain relievers and heroine is a growing national problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people died from opioid drug overdoses in the United States in 2014 than during any previous year on record. Specifically, opioids were involved in 28,647 deaths that year, or 61% of all drug overdose deaths.

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Rigell Commends Disaster Declaration for Virginia

Rigell Commends Disaster Declaration for Virginia Washington -- Today Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02) released the following statement regarding President Obama's disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew: "Though the storm has passe...

Rigell Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Rigell Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres Washington, D.C. – Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02) released the following statement regarding the death of Israeli statesman Shimon...

Rigell Supports Passage of WRDA

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Rigell Encouraged by New Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02) released the following statement concerning the United States' new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel for U.S. securi...

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