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H.R.4447

Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act

 

Introduced 2-3-16 by Joe Courtney [D-CT-2] and referred to Committees on Appropriations and Budget. Cosponsors were John Larson [D-CT-1], Charles Rangel [D-NY-13], Ann Kuster [D-NH-2], Ed Perlmutter [D-CO-7], David Cicilline [D-RI-1], Chellie Pingree [D-ME-1], Stephen Lynch [D-MA-8], Elizabeth Esty [D-CT-5], Chris Van Hollen [D-MD-8], Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU-At Large], Katherine Clark [D-MA-5], James Himes [D-CT-4], Niki Tsongas [D-MA-3], Brian Higgins [D-NY-26], Donald Norcross [D-NJ-1], Luis Gutierrez [D-IL-4], Earl Blumenauer [D-OR-3], Richard Neal [D-MA-1], John Lewis [D-GA-5], Peter Welch [D-VT-At Large], Paul Tonko [D-NY-20], William Keating [D-MA-9], Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA-11], Doris Matsui [D-CA-6], John Garamendi [D-CA-3], John Conyers [D-MI-13], James McGovern [D-MA-2], Alan Grayson {D-Fl-9], Tim Ryan [D-OH-13], Rosa DeLauro [D-CT-3], Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR-1], Eric Swalwell [D-CA-15], Alcee Hastings [D-FL-20], Jerry McNerney [D-CA-9], and Sander Levin [D-MI-9].  A related Bill is S.2423.

Purpose: Making appropriations to address the heroin and opioid drug abuse epidemic for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.

Namely:

$200,000,000 to the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for “State and local law enforcement assistance”.

$10,000,000 for “Community Oriented Policing Services Programs” for competitive grants to State law enforcement agencies in States with high rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin or other opioids.

$240,000,000 to DHHS Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration for “Substance Abuse Treatment”, of which is boken down to:

  1. $225,000,000 is for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant program under subpart II of part B of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act;
  2. $10,000,000 is for the Medication Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction program of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; and
  3. $5,000,000 is for the Recovery Community Services program of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

$20,000,000 for the Strategic Prevention Framework/Partnership for Success Strategic Prevention Framework Rx of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

$5,000,000 for the Project AWARE program of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Mental Health Services.

$50,000,000 to CDC for “Injury Prevention and Control” for expanding State-level prescription drug abuse prevention efforts such as improving prescription drug monitoring programs, data collection, and collaboration among States.

$30,000,000 to NIH for the “National Institute on Drug Abuse” for carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to drug abuse.

$40,000,000 to the Office of the Secretary for the “Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund” to better coordinate and respond to the national heroin and opioid drug abuse crisis at the discretion of the Secretary of HHS.

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