HOGAN: Well look, I when I was running for governor four years ago as I traveled around the state, I went to every single community and everywhere I went I said, ‘What's the number one problem facing your community?’ And they said heroin and opioids. It surprised me, quite frankly. We promised when I was elected. I promised that we were going to focus on this problem because it had not been focused on before, people were sweeping it under the rug. Immediately after becoming governor, I appointed Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to chair the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, which went around the state and got input from people all across the state.We then implemented all of the 36 recommendations of that, passed things with the legislature, did the things that we could do through executive order. I became the first governor in America to declare a state of emergency on this crisis, because we, you know, we were losing more people than shooting and traffic fatalities added together.So I promised to do something about it. First one to turn it into a state of emergency. We invested $600 million in state money. We've gone after it from every direction, from prevention to treatment to interdiction and to stopping the crime in the dealing of these drugs. Now, It's a terrible crisis.We’re one of the only states to have bent the curve downward on prescription drug opioids, on prescription opioids, on heroin, but we have this new synthetic Fentanyl and Carfentanil that's 50 times stronger and more deadly. We're now fighting that one as well. But for you to try to use the deaths of these people these 2,000 Marylanders that died...This is tearing apart families and communities, from one end of the country to the other. I never go talk in Washington, because I don't think they ever get anything done, but they asked me to come down to speak before a senate committee because I'm a nationally recognized expert on this subject.And, you know, I went down and testified. The Senate has now passed a bill. We desperately need federal funding to assist, but it's going to take the state, the feds, and local governments all working together.