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House approves opioid bills, but not the one Baltimore health commissioner says 'we desperately need'

House approves opioid bills, but not the one Baltimore health commissioner says 'we desperately need'

The House of Representatives, considering a legislative package to combat the opiod epidemic, won’t vote on the bill that Baltimore’s health commissioner says is “what we on the frontlines desperately need.”

The bill would provide $100 billion over 10 years for services to combat substance use disorders. It is sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat.

Republicans have said the measure, known as the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act, or CARE, is too expensive. The House Rules Committee, which decides what amendments are in order, declined to allow the bill to be attached to legislation on the...

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