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H.R. 5261 (115th): Treatment, Education, and Community Help to Combat Addiction Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5261 directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to designate regional Centers of Excellence to enhance and improve how health professional are educated in substance abuse disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery through development, evaluation, and distribution of evidence-based curricula for health profession schools. The bill authorizes $4 million annually for grants to those programs over the 2019-2023 period.

Sponsor and status

Bill Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Mar 13, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 12, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Johnson's TEACH Act Included in Sweeping Opioid Legislation Agreement
    — Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6] (Sponsor) on Sep 28, 2018

Greg Walden shepherds 25 bills through House of Representatives to combat nationwide opioid crisis
    — Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 12, 2018

Donovan, House Pass 35 Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    — Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018] on Jun 14, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 5261 will add $20 million in new spending through 2028.


Mar 13, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 21, 2018
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 25, 2018
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 9, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 12, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 5261 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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