As the current Continuing Resolution deadline draws near, House and Senate Appropriators continue to negotiate a path forward on Fiscal Year 2020 spending. While funding is set to run out on December 20th, there is hope a full-year funding deal can still be struck.
Both the House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriation bills made critical investments in substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. Supporting commitments that address the nation’s addiction crisis and funding existing and newly authorized programs is vital.
Please take time to urge your lawmakers to support a final FY2020 spending deal that makes key investments in programs such as:
- National Health Service Corps;
- Loan Repayment Program for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Workforce;
- Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Workforce Training Program;
- and the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA);
- Minority Fellowship Program (MFP);
- Peer Support Centers;
- Building Communities of Recovery Program; and
- State Opioid Response Grants at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The committees’ work represents vital investments in the nation’s most critical substance use disorder initiatives. Congress has the chance to support treatment and recovery services for countless Americans battling addiction across the country. Contact your lawmakers today, and tell them to fight for these critical programs.
- To connect with your U.S. Representative call: 202.224.3121
- To connect with your U.S. Senators call: 202.224.3121
“As an addiction professional and constituent, I strongly urge you to support a year-end funding deal that takes on our nation’s addiction crisis in a meaningful way.
We must ensure that we are building and sustaining a workforce able to meet the most pressing needs of our time by investing in key programs that support access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery services.
Congress has the opportunity to support treatment and recovery services for countless Americans battling substance use disorders across the country. As House and Senate Appropriators work toward reaching a funding agreement, I urge you to request any final spending deal fund these vital programs and take a critical step towards addressing the nation’s addiction crisis.