Washington, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following statement after introduction of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.
H.R. 6 will serve as the underlying vehicle for the majority of House-passed bills to combat the opioid crisis to move over to the Senate:
“All across the country, families and communities have struggled for far too long against the scourge of opioid addiction. These are our friends, our neighbors, and our family members, and we as a Congress are committed to doing all we can to combat the opioid crisis and save lives,” said Brady, Walden, Neal, and Pallone. “H.R. 6 will be an important step forward in our efforts to stem the tide of addiction by improving prevention and public health efforts, enhancing treatment and recovery programs, and providing communities more tools in our fight.”