About the bill
H.R. 5891 establishes an interagency task force to develop a strategy on how federal agencies can implement a coordinated approach to responding to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on the existing programs that support infants, children, and their families. The task force will be led by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will include the Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Labor. Additionally, the task force will solicit input from local entities and individuals on the frontlines in order to inform the aforementioned strategy.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2018
Length: 9 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 13, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Grothmans Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic Passes House”
— Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6] (Sponsor) on Jun 13, 2018
“Stefanik Supports Legislation to Improve Federal Response to Opioid Epidemic”
— Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 13, 2018
H.R. 5891 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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