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S. 2456 (115th): CARA 2.0 Act of 2018

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A bill to reauthorize and expand the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Rob” Portman

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Ohio. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2018
Length: 21 pages
Feb 27, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 27, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Portman, Whitehouse Call on House-Senate Negotiators to Strengthen Opioids Bill With CARA 2.0 Provisions
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Sep 20, 2018

Cantwell Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support from 39 Attorneys General
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] (Co-sponsor) on May 21, 2018

Whitehouse, Portman Call on House-Senate Negotiators to Strengthen Opioids Bill With CARA 2.0 Provisions
    — Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 20, 2018

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Feb 27, 2018

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S. 2456 (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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