While many folks and media outlets across our Commonwealth monitored the returns of the recent primaries while making partisan political predictions, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock was doing something far more important.
She was on the floor of the United States House of Representatives presenting bipartisan legislation to help combat the opioid crisis. The scourge of opioid addiction is afflicting our country and community at an alarming rate. Everyone acknowledges more must be done. Comstock is leading the charge. Her legislation passed with bipartisan support as part of a major package of opioid-related legislation advancing through Congress.
This is just one of Comstock’s several bipartisan accomplishments. On human trafficking, gang violence, and human rights, Comstock has proven herself capable of working across the aisle. In Washington these days, that is an accomplishment in and of itself – worthy of praise.