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House Speaker back in Janesville to address area's opioid epidemic

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JANESVILLE (WREX) -

 In Janseville today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke about the ongoing opioid crisis to his hometown.

Ryan recently touted the House passing a bill to boost federal spending on opioid treatment and research.

According to some critics, the GOP-led congress has attempted to slash funding for opioid treatment in medicaid through it's efforts to dismantle  Obamacare.

Speaker Ryan says grants are key.

"Each community has somewhat of a different model to be funded," said Ryan.  "That's why the grant approach is better than the cookie-cutter, one size fits all approach, at the same time the thinking is, each community can learn from each other."

Ryan was also toured a manufacturing firm near Milwaukee and hold an employee Q&A.

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