Budd Co-Sponsored COACH Act Passes The House
This crisis has wreaked havoc on communities and families, and it’s my hope that the Senate will take up the COACH Act so we can get it signed into law sooner rather than later.
Washington D.C. -- U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after the Combating Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals Act (COACH) Act passes the full House:
“The opioid epidemic has affected people in my district, in North Carolina, and around the entire country. Over the past couple of weeks, the House has taken up different measures aimed at addressing this crisis. Today, a bipartisan bill that I led with Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Ann Kuster (D-NH) passed the full House.
“This legislation includes provisions that aim to ensure medical providers have reliable, evidence-based resources to encourage safer use of prescription opioids. It also provides more tools to mitigate some of the unnecessary prescribing that has contributed to the growing number of Americans who are victims of this epidemic.
“This crisis has wreaked havoc on communities and families, and it’s my hope that the Senate will take up the COACH Act so we can get it signed into law sooner rather than later.”
COACH Act Pillars: