FRANKLIN — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) visited officials at the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin on Tuesday to discuss the clinic’s efforts to combat opioids and how Congress can support local action.

Earlier this month, Cassidy, a medical doctor, announced $7 million in federal funding for Louisiana to fight the opioid epidemic. The Teche clinic is receiving $167,000 of these funds to expand mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.

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