H.R.4501: Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act

Author's Summary:  To increase funding for the State response to the opioid misuse crisis and to provide funding for research on addiction and pain related to the substance misuse crisis.

IB Summary:  According to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), cosponsor of the Senate bill version: "In order to effectively address the problem, we must continue to commit resources to our states and our local communities...This legislation incorporates bipartisan, commonsense principles to make sure we’re providing assistance where it is most needed."

Status:   Introduced on 11/30/2017. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4501/text?r=3