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The House Appropriations Committee advanced the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) funding bill for fiscal year 2020. The proposal contains $375 million for criminal justice programs authorized by Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).
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President Trump recently released a topline summary of the Administration’s budget priorities for fiscal year 2020.
On February 15, 2019, President Trump signed the remaining fiscal year 2019 appropriation bills into law. Of the 31 key addiction programs Addiction Policy Forum tracks, total funding levels have increased by more than $65 million when compared to the fiscal year 2018. In addition, total funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) programs has increased by more than $14 million.
Here is where the 31 key addiction and CARA programs stand for the fiscal year 2019:
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Today, President Trump signed the historic Opioid Package (H.R. 6) into law!
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved all 12 fiscal year 2019 appropriation bills, which, if signed into law, would authorize over $7.4 billion in funding for the 31 addiction programs we are tracking. This would represent an increase in funding over last year’s levels.
The table below shows the funding levels for key addiction programs: