Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act by a vote of 393-8. This bicameral, bipartisan bill combats the opioid crisis and will soon be headed to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) praised today’s vote in the statement below.
“The opioid crisis has devastated all of our communities. Americans have lost family members, friends, and loved ones to opioid abuse. While this national crisis is not going to be solved by Congress alone, today we once again demonstrated that we are committed to doing our part to help prevent addiction and provide treatment resources for those addicted to opioids. I thank the many members of both the House and Senate that worked on getting this bill to the finish line and look forward to President Trump signing it into law. Help is on its way to communities across the United States.”
Additional Information: In 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act was signed into law. The law, which contains several Judiciary Committee products, strengthens the enforcement of our nation’s drug laws, provides tools to combat addiction, offers appropriate treatment and care to addicts so that they can begin to reclaim and rebuild their lives, and leverages existing programs to accomplish these goals.