Senate Democrats demand $940M in funding for opioid bill: 4 notes

Written by Anuja Vaidya | July 06, 2016 | Print  |

Senate Democrats are pushing for $940 million in new funding for an anti-opioid abuse bill, according to a report by The Hill.

Here are four notes:

1. The Democrats are threatening to oppose the legislation aimed at combating opioid addiction.

2. The new figure is much higher than the $600 million the Democrats initially sought. The new funding the Senates are now demanding would increase treatment access.

3. Democrats made their increased funding demand after Republicans released a draft bill that included around $85 million in new funding.

4. The Democrats have suggested using potential savings in the federal budget to add to the opioid bill funding.

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