H.R. 953: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015

Introduced:

Feb 12, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 12, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 12, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 85 pages

Prognosis:

8% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Overdoses from heroin, prescription drugs, and opioid pain relievers last year surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Deaths have reached their highest levels of the 21st century in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Heroin ...

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History

Feb 12, 2015
 
Introduced

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