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H.R. 5891: Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

This was a vote to pass H.R. 5891 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

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.

The task force will also recommend opportunities for local- and state-level partnerships, professional development, and best practices, and consider evidence-based initiatives related to prevention, whole-family and multi-generational approaches, and community-based projects. A detailed action plan will be provided to Congress on how the agencies plan to implement their strategy and will include an identification of any recommendations that require legislative authority to implement.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


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Yea 96%
Nay 2%
Not Voting 2%

Passed. 2/3 Required. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:40 p.m. ET. Source:

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