ABSTRACT

Active Opioid Legislation in the House: In Brief [May 13, 2016]   [open pdf - 560KB]

"The House voted on more than a dozen bills related to heroin and prescription opioid abuse during the week of May 9, leading some to dub this week 'Opioid Week' in the House. This report briefly summarizes opioid-related bills that were considered during 'Opioid Week.' The brief summaries in this report may be useful illustrations of the range of approaches Members of Congress have proposed to address the problem of opioid addiction. This report includes information about Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimates, where available. In some cases, the CBO cost estimate is based on the bill 'as ordered to be reported'. The full text of each bill as introduced is available on Congress.gov. When a bill is reported (as amended), the new version is also available on Congress.gov. There is, however, a period between a committee's ordering a bill to be reported and reporting the bill. Thus CBO estimates may be based on a version of a bill that is not available on Congress.gov. Similarly, bills may have been amended following publication of the CBO cost estimates."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44493
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2016-05-13
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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