WASHINGTON | June 13, 2018
Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve several Education and Workforce bills to combat opioids. During debate on the bills this afternoon, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, said:
“I want to thank and commend members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce for leaving no stone unturned as we work to make healing possible to all the victims of this scourge of addiction – not only those who are struggling with opioid abuse.
“Too many people, especially children, have been impacted by this scourge. Today’s bills are designed to bring relief to those who are affected by the addiction, while addressing the needs of children and families who have been left in the tragedy’s wake.”
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H.R. 5889, Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018: PASSED THE HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY
H.R. 5890, Assisting States' Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act: PASSED THE HOUSE BY A VOTE OF 406 TO 3
H.R. 5891, Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act: PASSED THE HOUSE BY A VOTE OF 409 TO 8
H.R. 5892, To establish an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace: PASSED THE HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY
S. 1091, as amended, Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act: PASSED THE HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY
To learn more about this opioid legislation, click here.
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