Support the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act this week which passed by voice vote through the House Energy and Commerce Committee earlier this year. This bill was introduced by Representative David Trone (D-MD) to reauthorize the State Opioid Response Grants program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Specifically, this legislation would appropriate $1.5 billion for fiscal years 2020 – 2026 and ensure every state receives no less than $4 million to help combat the nation’s current opioid crisis.
State Opioid Response Grants have been used to help states provide access to medication-assisted treatment and reduce opioid related overdose deaths by providing prevention, treatment, and recovery resources across the nation. According to recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 185 lives are lost every day due to a drug overdose. In 2018, over 67,000 people died of overdose deaths, with an estimated 69.5 percent of those deaths involving opioids. The funding provided through the State Opioid Response Grants will help save many lives through increased access to prevention, treatment, and recovery resources across the United States.
Voice your support for H.R. 2466, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act.
I support H.R. 2466, intro’d by @RepDavidTrone, to reauthorize the State Opioid Response Grants program and help those suffering from an opioid use disorder. @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats