Today President Obama signed the 21st Century CURES Bill. In a White House ceremony, the President lauded the progress this bill reflects on a range of diseases including SUD. It provides $1 billion over the next two years for states to address the opioid misuse and overdose crisis facing America. The bill passed the House by a 392-26 vote, and the Senate 94-5. Additionally, the President has signed into law a short-term spending bill that appropriates the first $500 million provided in the "CURES" legislation. NAATP is proud to have been a supporter of this important legislation and congratulates House and Senate leadership from both sides of the isle as well as the White House for their leadership.
Link to signing ceremony: https://www.c-span.org/video/?420080-1/president-obama-signs-21st-century-cures-act