Washington Post: House passes opioid bills, setting up negotiations with the Senate

Washington Post: House passes opioid bills, setting up negotiations with the Senate

May 13 at 2:45 PM

The House on Friday passed legislation to combat heroin and painkiller abuse, setting up potentially tense negotiations with the Senate on an issue lawmakers are eager to show voters they can address ahead of November’s election.

The country’s worsening opioid abuse crisis captured the attention of politicians across the political spectrum this year, kicking into high-gear a congressional effort to tackle the epidemic through grants to local governments focused on improving education, treatment and recovery programs aimed at helping addicts and preventing those at risk from becoming addicts.... [Read more at the Washington Post]