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H.R. 5587: Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5587 enhances the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act’s Building Communities of Recovery Program and authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to peer support specialist organizations for the development and expansion of recovery services. Grants shall be awarded to nonprofit organizations that support community-based, peer delivered support, including technical support for the establishment of recovery community organizations, independent, nonprofit groups led by people in recovery and their families.

The Building Communities of Recovery Program mobilizes resources within and outside of the recovery ...

Sponsor and status

Ben Luján

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 6 pages

Apr 23, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


41% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 5587 will add $75 million in new spending through 2028.


Apr 23, 2018

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May 17, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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H.R. 5587 is 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.

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