October 29, 2021

Manchin Statement On Confirmation of Dr. Gupta To Lead Office of National Drug Control Policy

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the confirmation of Dr. Rahul Gupta to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

“Last night, yet another extraordinary West Virginian was confirmed to serve the American people, Dr. Rahul Gupta. As I said during his confirmation hearing, Dr. Gupta intimately understands the needs of communities across America, and would be the first physician ever to hold this position. His work to combat the drug epidemic in a state with the worst overdose rate in the nation, where we lost 1,386 West Virginians to fatal drug-related overdoses last year, makes him well-prepared to lead similar efforts on a national scale. I have no doubt he will be a dedicated Director of the ONDCP, and I congratulate Dr. Gupta on his well-deserved confirmation.”