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H.R. 3153 (116th): EFFORT Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 27, 2019 (Reported by House Committee).


Union Calendar No. 95


1st Session

H. R. 3153

[Report No. 116–131]


June 6, 2019

(for herself, Mr. Baird, Ms. Dean, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Kilmer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

June 27, 2019

Additional sponsors: Mr. Welch, Mr. Balderson, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Rouda, Ms. Stevens, Mr. Gonzalez of Ohio, Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico, Mr. Trone, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Casten of Illinois, Ms. Kendra S. Horn of Oklahoma, Mr. Babin, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Mr. Lucas, Ms. Sherrill, Ms. Bonamici, and Ms. Judy Chu of California

June 27, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on opioid addiction, and for other purposes.


Short title; findings


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment Act or the EFFORT Act.



The Congress finds that—


research gaps currently exist in the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction;


the National Science Foundation’s research on opioid addiction has increased understanding of the neuroscience of addiction, substance abuse intervention, the role of illicit supply networks, the secondary effects on families, the use of technology to address the opioid epidemic, and options for alternative, non-addictive therapeutics for pain; and


the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have recognized that fundamental questions in basic, clinical, and translational research would benefit greatly from multidisciplinary approaches and collaboration.


NSF support of research on opioid addiction

The Director of the National Science Foundation, in consultation with the Director of the National Institutes of Health, shall support merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid addiction.

June 27, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed