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Chairwoman Maloney Becomes Sponsor of Cummings’ CARE Act

Jan 15, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Jan.15, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after becoming the sponsor of H.R. 2569, the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 2019 – a bill originally introduced by the late Chairman Elijah E. Cummings:

“I am honored to continue the work started by Chairman Elijah Cummings in becoming the lead sponsor of the CARE Act, his bill to expand access to substance use disorder treatment.  The Committee has heard from medical experts and public health officials on the front lines of the opioid crisis, and it is abundantly clear this is the greatest public health emergency of our time. I was proud to be an original cosponsor when this bill was first introduced and to work with Chairman Cummings to champion access to high-quality treatment for all those who may need it—whether they live in red states, blue states, or purple states.  As Chairwoman of the Oversight Committee, I am committed to helping all those who need access to care.”

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116th Congress