WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) co-sponsored to support grandparents now raising children in light of the opioid epidemic.
The Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), passed the Senate by unanimous consent last week.
“Among the victims of the opioid epidemic are the kids whose parents are struggling with addiction or whose parents have been taken far too soon by this public health crisis,” said Brown. “We need to learn more about the challenges facing grandparents and other relatives in Ohio who have stepped up to take their grandkids into their care, so we can support them as they raise these children.”
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