Cosponsor the Family Support Services for Addiction Act

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Cosponsor the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act

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The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act will remove the waiver requirement to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved to treat OUD.

Cosponsor the Family Support Services for Addiction Act

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Support legislation to provide a federal infrastructure for family support services for substance use disorder.

Cosponsor CARA 3.0

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CARA 3.0 includes funding, programs, and policies related to education, prevention, and research; treatment; recovery; and criminal justice.

Cosponsor the END ENDS Act

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The Ending Nicotine Dependence from Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (END ENDS) Act would cap nicotine concentrations in e-cigarettes to make the products less addictive and appealing to youth.

Cosponsor the Family Support Services for Addiction Act

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Support legislation to provide a federal infrastructure for family support services for substance use disorder.

Pass the Family Support Services for Addiction Act

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Support legislation to provide a federal infrastructure for family support services for substance use disorder.

Cosponsor the EQUAL Act

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The EQUAL Act would eliminate the crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and ensure that those who were convicted or sentenced for a federal offense involving cocaine can receive a re-sentencing under the new law.

Cosponsor the Excellence in Recovery Housing Act

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The bill would improve understanding of quality, effectiveness, and availability of recovery housing; coordinate the federal government's efforts in addressing recovery housing; and promote the adoption of best practices for operating recovery housing.

Cosponsor the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act

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The MATE Act would require prescribers to undergo opioid and substance use disorder training before receiving or renewing their license to prescribe controlled substances.

Cosponsor the Medicaid Reentry Act

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The Medicaid Reentry Act (H.R. 955/S. 285) would allow states to restart benefits for Medicaid-eligible individuals 30 days prior to release from incarceration.

Cosponsor the Mental Health Justice Act

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The Mental Health Justice Act would provide funding and technical assistance for mental health provider first responder units to respond to mental health and substance use crises rather than police

Cosponsor the Opioid Patients' Right to Know Act

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The Opioid Patients' Right to Know Act would create a grant program to incentivize states to require prescribers to discuss the addictive qualities of opioids and alternative treatment options prior to prescribing opioids for acute pain

Cosponsor the Parity Enforcement Act

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The Parity Enforcement Act would allow the Department of Labor to investigate and levy monetary penalties against health insurers and plan sponsors that offer health plans to employers that violate parity

Cosponsor the Resolution in Support of Overdose Awareness Day

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The resolution would encourage Federal buildings to lower their flags to half-staff to support awareness of overdoses on August 31 each year

Cosponsor the Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2021

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The bill would close tax and regulatory loopholes exploited by the tobacco industry and increase the federal tax rate on cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other nicotine products to reduce youth nicotine use.

Cosponsor the CAHOOTS Act

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The bill would provide enhanced federal Medicaid funding and grants to states to help them establish and evaluate mobile crisis response teams to respond to individuals experiencing crises related to mental illness and addiction.

Pass the Family Support Services for Addiction Act

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Support legislation to provide a federal infrastructure for family support services for substance use disorder.

Help secure funding for recovery and family support programs

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Funding for peer recovery and family supports in COVID response bill

Cosponsor the Honoring National Recovery Month Act

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The bill would would provide $1 million annually for SAMHSA or a national organization to develop materials, distribute best practices, and lead activities related to National Recovery Month.

Cosponsor the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act

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MATE Act to require prescribers to undergo SUD training before receiving or renewing their license to prescribe controlled substances

Cosponsor the Parity Enforcement Act and Parity Implementation Assistance Act

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The Parity Enforcement Act would allow the Dept. of Labor to investigate and levy penalties against insurers that violate parity. The Parity Implementation Assistance Act would provide grants to states to support their oversight of parity compliance.

Cosponsor the Preventing Mental Health and Substance Use Crises During Emergencies Act

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The bill would direct HHS to convene a task force to assess the federal government's response to the MH/SUD crises during and after COVID-19 and create a national strategy to prevent future MH/SUD crises during public health emergencies.

Cosponsor the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act

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The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act will remove the waiver requirement to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved to treat OUD.

Cosponsor Legislation to Strengthen the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

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Rep. Joe Kennedy and Senator Warren have reintroduced the Behavioral Health Transparency Act