Senate Health Committee Considers Reauthorizing Opioid Treatment Legislation

The 2018 SUPPORT Act would be renewed after missing a September deadline.

The Senate Health Committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the reauthorization of the SUPPORT Act, legislation introduced in 2018 to provide funding for opioid addiction treatments. Congress missed the deadline to renew the legislation in September.

Over 300 advocacy groups have urged Congress to renew the legislation since its expiration, but legislators have not yet done so. Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, also advocated for the bill’s renewal and is pleased to see some action being taken.

“Thousands of Americans are dying each month from opioid and drug overdoses. Reauthorizing the SUPPORT Act is crucial to better address the opioid epidemic. Glad to see the Committee taking up this important legislation,” Senator Cassidy stated last Tuesday. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Cassidy as he advocates for the renewal of the SUPPORT Act.
  • For members of the Senate as they consider the legislation to assist those addicted to opioids.
  • For discernment for U.S. officials as they endeavor to address the opioid crisis in the nation.

Sources: The Hill, Politico

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