Honorable Mary Bono
The Honorable Mary Bono, a former United States congresswoman from California, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1998-2013. During her 15-year congressional career, Mary made history as the first Republican woman to chair the Energy and Commerce Committee’s prestigious Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, with jurisdiction over the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) and other high-profile agencies. Mary is well known for her willingness to step to the forefront of the nationwide fight against prescription drug abuse. While in Congress, she co-founded the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. She continues to be instrumental in promoting drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery through legislative advocacy and education of health care professionals. Her work in this space has earned recognition by the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, The Association for Addiction Professionals and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.