Opioid workforce provision secured

Brown teams with WV senator to address shortage

Ironton Tribune

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virgina, secured a provision in a bipartisan Senate package, the Opioid Crisis Response Act, to address the workforce shortage created by the addiction crisis.

The provision is based on legislation the senators introduced earlier this month called the Collectively Achieving Recovery and Employment (CARE) Act. The bipartisan package is expected to pass out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Tuesday.

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