Status Summary

Senate - 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Updated 5/10/21).

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Portman, Rob

This bill will increase the funding authorizatioin levels for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) programs enacted in 2016. The bill will authorize $300 million to expand evidence-based medication-assisted treatment and $200 million for recovery support services. Additionally, the bill will establish a National Commission for Excellence in Post-Overdose Response to improve quality of care for drug overdoses and substance use disorders.