Shelley Moore Capito joined a group of senators supporting the Safe Response Act, which looks to provide first responders with access to training on how to use life-saving overdose reversal drugs.
The bill would reauthorize a grant program that funds programs that teach EMTs, police officers, and firefighters how to use drugs like naloxone.
In a statement supporting the bill, Senator Capito noted the rise of fentanyl related deaths. “With deaths from fentanyl on the rise in West Virginia and across the nation, it is essential we provide resources to ensure our first responders have the training necessary to save lives and keep themselves safe. I’m proud to join with a bipartisan group of colleagues to put forward a solution which would reauthorize this important program,” she said.