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October 9, 2018  |  Policy Update

Addiction Policy Update Mid-October 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. UPDATE

The House remains on recess through the November elections.

OPIOID-RELATED LEGISLATION

On Wednesday, the Senate easily passed the final bipartisan and bicameral legislative agreement, HR 6, to address the opioid misuse and overdose epidemic by a vote of 98 – 1.  Sen. Lee (R-UT) was the only Senator to vote in the negative.

The legislation now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.  In a statement, the White House applauded House and Senate leaders for reaching the agreement and said the President will sign the bill into law.

Summary materials and bill text are available here.

 

 

 

This Policy Update was generously provided by Holly Strain & Carol McDaid of Capitol Decisions

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