Ryan-aligned PAC launches ads touting House-passed opioid bills

American Action Network (AAN), a nonprofit aligned with House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Budowsky: Why I back Kennedy, praise Markey Democratic super PAC quotes Reagan in anti-Trump ad set to air on Fox News: 'Are you better off?' MORE (R-Wis.), launched a $2.5 million ad campaign Friday touting House efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic. 

The House has passed more than 50 bills last month to combat the epidemic, and the Senate is still working on its own package. 

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“We thank the House for working in a bipartisan fashion to curb opioid addiction and provide resources for treatment and recovery,” said Corry Bliss, AAN Executive Director.

“However, there is still more to be done, and AAN’s latest campaign urges both Republicans and Democrats to continue fighting on behalf of families across the country who are suffering because of this crisis every day.”

In the ads, a woman named Kelly tells the story of her son, Joel, who died after becoming addicted to OxyContin. 

"With all the arguing in Washington, the opioid epidemic hasn't gotten enough attention," she said.

She urges voters to thank their member of Congress for "fighting against opioid addiction."  

The ads will air in 10 congressional districts ahead of November's midterm election, including some with competitive races for Republican incumbents, including GOP Reps. Mike CoffmanMichael (Mike) Howard CoffmanColorado mayor says he called protesters 'domestic terrorists' out of 'frustration' Colorado governor directs officials to reexamine death of Elijah McClain in police custody Petition demanding justice for Elijah McClain surpasses 2 million signatures MORE (Colo.) Peter Roskam Peter James RoskamBottom line Lobbying world House votes to temporarily repeal Trump SALT deduction cap MORE (Ill.), Andy BarrAndy BarrThe Hill's Campaign Report: The political heavyweights in Tuesday's primary fights Democrat Josh Hicks wins Kentucky primary to challenge Andy Barr McGrath fends off Booker to win Kentucky Senate primary MORE (Ky.), Bruce PoliquinBruce Lee PoliquinDale Crafts wins Maine GOP primary to face Rep. Jared Golden House Democrats make initial ad buys in battleground states The 5 most vulnerable senators in 2020 MORE (Maine), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotHouse Republicans introduce legislation to give states 0 million for elections Bottom line The Hill's Coronavirus Report: GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani says DC policymakers need to do more to support ventures and 'solo-preneurs'; Federal unemployment benefits expire as coronavirus deal-making deadlocks MORE (Ohio), and Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. Fitzpatrick2020 Global Tiger Day comes with good news, but Congress still has work to do How Congress is preventing a Medicare bankruptcy during COVID-19 Overnight Energy: House passes major conservation bill, sending to Trump | EPA finalizes rule to speed up review of industry permits MORE (Pa.) 

An ad will also air in the district of Rep. Greg WaldenGregory (Greg) Paul WaldenHillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video Top House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing Pelosi huddles with chairmen on surprise billing but deal elusive MORE (R-Ore.), the chairman of the House subcommittee that led the work on the bills. 

AAN is also airing the ads in the districts of two Democrats running in uncompetitive races: Reps. Katherine ClarkKatherine Marlea ClarkRevered civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis lies in state in the Capitol Leaders call for civility after GOP lawmaker's verbal attack on Ocasio-Cortez How to save child care? The rural electrification of America provides an answer MORE (Mass.) and Mark DeSaulnierMark James DeSaulnierDozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House Rep. DeSaulnier leaves ICU after 3 weeks to continue treatment for pneumonia Rep. DeSaulnier in critical condition due to pneumonia MORE (Calif.) 

AAN has now spent $4.5 million on ads highlighting the opioid epidemic.