Representative Tim Murphy

UPDATE:

Tomorrow: Murphy to Testify Before House Rules Committee on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,
Vote Expected Wednesday

For Immediate Release: November 28, 2016
Contact: Carly Atchison 202.225.2301

Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow evening, Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) will testify before the House Rules Committee to discuss the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646). Murphy will discuss, among other provisions, the establishment of an Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, the establishment of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory (NMHSUPL), additional funding for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment program (AOT), and increasing the mental health workforce. A full list of the H.R 2646 provisions to be included in the final healthcare reform package can be found here.

Then on Wednesday, November 30, the House is expected to vote on the provisions from the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act as a part of the 21st Century Cures healthcare reform package. If the bill passes, it will move to the Senate and will likely be voted on next week. Full text of the bill can be found here.

Mental health provisions from H.R. 2646 in the final reform package can be found here and the full text of the bill can be found here.

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