The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015 is the most expansive federal, bipartisan legislation to date for addiction support services, designating between $40 million and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services in state and local communities across the country, which will help save the lives of countless people.
Recently, there has been increased support for CARA by policymakers! In the House, over 20 new co-sponsors have signed on in the past month! Currently, CARA (H.R. 953) is sitting in three House Committees and the bill now has 60 cosponsors (42 Democrats, 18 Republicans). The Senate bill, CARA (S. 524), has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Currently, 20 Senators (13 Democrats, 6 Republicans, 1 Independent) have signed on as co-sponsors of S. 524.
CARA needs your support as it moves forward through the legislative process! Get into action and contact your Senator and Representative today and urge them to co-sponsor and support CARA!