NOW LAW: Historic opioids legislation

That’s right — another bill was just signed into law by President Trump. This time, it’s a historic, bipartisan, bicameral bill to help communities across the country combat the opioid crisis. This bill, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R.6), is the most significant congressional effort against a single drug crisis in history.

How will this bill help your community combat the opioid crisis?

Treatment and Recovery

  • Improve and expand access to treatment and recovery services
  • Provide incentives for enhanced care, coordination, and innovation
  • Establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers

Prevention

  • Encourage non-addictive opioid alternatives to treat pain
  • Improve data to identify and help at-risk patients and families
  • Address high prescribing rates while enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs

Protecting Communities

  • Give law enforcement tools to get dangerous drugs out of our communities
  • Better intercept illicit opioids at international mail facilities
  • Improve access to federal resources for local communities

Fighting Fentanyl

  • Better tackle ever-changing synthetic drugs
  • Crack down on foreign shipments of illicit drugs
  • Provide grants for local communities to combat fentanyl

Making a historic investment in the fight against opioid addiction is just one of the many ways our communities are safer thanks to Republican policies. We have also taken action to stop the scourge of human trafficking, by passing dozens of bills to fight human trafficking, including the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, and the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, which have been signed into law.

The House also passed legislation to address school safety and mental health challenges. Important legislation and $3.8 billion in resources, including the STOP School Violence Act are making schools safer and addressing our mental health challenges. The Fix NICS Act, which takes several steps to strengthen the information contained in NICS to better protect public safety, protect Second Amendment rights, and curb gun violence, has also been signed into law.

To learn more about what House Republicans have done to help our country be Better Off Now, be sure to visit Better.gop.