Rep. Budd-Sponsored Bill to Expand State Opioid Response Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, H.R. 2379, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act passed the House of Representatives. Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) was a sponsor of this bipartisan legislation. The bill will expand the State Opioid Response Grant Program to include the battle against all substance abuse, and extend the program until fiscal year 2027. The bill also expands access to medication assist...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Opioid Prescription Verification Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd has co-sponsored H.R. 2355, the Opioid Prescription Verification Act. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL). The legislation would provide additional training to help pharmacists identify and report bad actors who attempt to “pharmacy shop” and stock up and deal in controlled substances. The bill also allows the Centers for Disease Control...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 2379, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill would expand the State Opioid Response Grant Program to include the battle against all substance abuse, and extend the program until fiscal year 2027. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services used $35 million from this program to fight the op...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) co-sponsored H.R.1384, the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill would remove the outdated and burdensome regulation that restricts access to buprenorphine, one of the most widely-used medications to treat opioid addiction. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “More than 93,000 overdose deaths occurred in our country last year...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Reclassify Fentanyl as Schedule I Substance

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 3269, the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act. The bill would make the current temporary classification of fentanyl as a Schedule I substance permanent. The bill is bipartisan, led in the House by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV)...

Rep. Ted Budd Accepts Award from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

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Advance, N.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) accepted the Congressional Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). The award is presented to Congressional leaders in recognition of their sustained commitment as a champion for drug demand reduction and community based substance use prevention. The Rowan County Youth Services Bureau said in a statement: “Rep. Budd has been...

Rep. Ted Budd Announces $125,000 Grant to Rowan County to Fight Drug Abuse

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Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced a $125,000 grant for Rowan County’s Youth Substance Use Prevention (YSUP) program. The grant was from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention & Control. Rep. Budd previously supported a bill to ensure funding for YSUP Rowan and other Drug-Free Communities Support Programs. Rep. Budd said:...

How to combat substance abuse during COVID-19

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in The Hill https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/507179-how-to-combat-substance-abuse-during-covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of nearly every American and caused an untold number of tragedies across our country. Sadly, a preexisting national epidemic has spiked during COVID-19: Substance abuse. Data from the Overdose Detection Mapping Applicatio...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bipartisan Expansion of Substance Abuse Treatment

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined David McKinley P.E. (R-WV), David Cicilline (D-RI), and David Trone (D-MD) to introduce the Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act. The legislation would increase access to telehealth services for addiction treatment by permanently allowing the prescribing of Medication Assisted Therapies (MAT) and other ...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Tackle Substance Abuse

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Washington, D.C. -- Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC), Harley Rouda (D-CA) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act. This legislation would help reduce substance abuse among our youth by giving the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the authority to waive the match requirements of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program if the grantee is ...

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