Senate Leaves for Recess Without Acting on Family First Act
by Sarah Barr
WASHINGTON — Federal legislation that aims to address the nation’s opioid crisis cleared its last major hurdle this week, while another bill that also includes provisions to address substance abuse floundered.
Before leaving for a lengthy summer recess, the Senate sent to the president’s desk the sweeping Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S 524), which includes some programs focused on the needs of children and families.
But the Senate did not take up the Family First Prevention Services Act (HR 5456, S 3065), a bill that would ...