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Congressional Affairs, February 2018

Prepared January 31, 2018

Hearings, Briefings, Meetings

9/26/17 – Addiction Medicine: The Urgent Need for Trained Physicians https://www.addictionmedicinefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Congressional-Briefing-9-26-17-speaker-list-002.pdf

10/5/17The Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis

10/25/17 – Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other Initiatives

12/5/17 – Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America (Dr. Collins testified) https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/hearings/hearing-titled-addressing-the-opioid-crisis-in-america-prevention-treatment-and-recovery

12/6/17 – Drs. Collins and Volkow participated in a roundtable discussion with several members of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force.

Legislation of Interest

Opioids

  • H.R.664 – STOP OD (Stem the Tide of Overdose Prevalence from Opiate Drugs) Act of 2017
  • H.R.992 – Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act of 2017
  • H.R.993 – Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2017
  • H.R.994 – Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2017
  • H.R.1554 and S.581 – Jessie’s Law
  • H.R.1781 – Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act
  • H.R.1854 and S.778 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Act of 2017
  • H.R.2025 – Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Plan for Tomorrow Act of 2017
  • H.R.2038 and S.523 – Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
  • H.R.2063 – Opioid Preventing Abuse Through Continuing Education (PACE) Act of 2017
  • H.R.2501 and S.1148 – CRIB (Caring Recovery for Infants and Babies) Act
  • H.R.3254 – Heroin and Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2017
  • H.R.3356 – Prison Reform and Redemption Act
  • H.R.3566 – Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities Act (also related bills S.1677 and S.1678)
  • H.R.3495 – Opioid and Heroin Abuse Crisis Investment Act of 2017
  • H.R.3692 – Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017
  • H.R.3991 – Expanded Access to Opioid Abuse Treatment Act of 2017
  • H.R.4097 – Medicare Beneficiary Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
  • H.R.4190 – Federal Opioid Response Fairness Act of 2017
  • H.R.4236 – MONITOR Act of 2017
  • H.R.4261 – SAFE Justice Act
  • H.R.4284 – INFO (Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids) Act
  • H.R.4482 – Opioid Abuse Deterrence, Research, and Recovery Act of 2017
  • H.R.4501 and S.2004 – Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act
  • H.R.4733 and S.2260 – Opioids and STOP Pain Initiative Act
  • S.786 – Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act
  • S.892 – Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017
  • S.1049 – Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act
  • S.1079 – Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act
  • S.1169 and H.R.2687 – Medicaid Coverage of Addiction Recovery Expansion Act
  • S.2055 and H.R.3382 – YOUTH Act
  • S.2125 – Targeted Opioid Funding Act
  • S.2134 – Andrew White Veterans Community Care Opioid Safety Act

Marijuana

  • H.R.331 States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act
  • H.R.714 – Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marihuana Act
  • H.R.715 – Compassionate Access Act
  • H.R.975 – Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017
  • H.R.1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017
  • H.R.1810 – Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017 and S.777 – Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017
  • H.R.1820 – Veterans Equal Access Act
  • H.R.1823 – Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act
  • H.R.1824 – Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017
  • H.R.1841 – Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act
  • H.R.2020 – To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana into schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act
  • H.R.2273 – Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2017
  • H.R.3252 – Second Chance for Students Act
  • H.R.3391 – Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017
  • H.R.3534 – State Marijuana and Regulatory Tolerance Enforcement Act
  • H.R.4408, H.R.3964, S.892 – Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017
  • H.R.4815 – Marijuana Justice Act of 2018 and S.1689 – Marijuana Justice Act of 2017
  • H.R.4816 – Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act of 2018
  • H.R.4825 – MEDS Act and S.1803 – MEDS Act
  • S.776 – Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act
  • S.780 – Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017
  • S.1008 – Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2017
  • S.1276 – Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act
  • S.1374 and S.1764 and H.R.2920 – Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act of 2017

Synthetics

  • H.R.449 – Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2017
  • H.R.1732 – Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2017
  • H.R.2142 and S.708 – International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act
  • H.R.2851 and S.1327 – SITSA (Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act
  • H.R.2900 – Synthetic Drug Prevention, Treatment and Education Act
  • S.207 – Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act of 2017