Federal - HR 5545

Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 2018


April 18, 2018


A bill to provide emergency assistance to States, territories, Tribal nations, and local areas affected by the opioid epidemic and to make financial assistance available to States, territories, Tribal nations, local areas, and public or private nonprofit entities to provide for the development, organization, coordination, and operation of more effective and cost efficient systems for the delivery of essential services to individuals with substance use disorder and their families (official title to be confirmed).

Our Position



AIDS United strongly endorses the CARE Act of 2018 for, among other things, its recognition and inclusion of community-based harm reduction programs as a core component of our nation’s collective response to the opioid crisis. 

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 81

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  • Sept. 28, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Matsui, (D-Calif.)Pingree, (D-Maine)
  • July 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Scott, R. (D-Va.)
  • July 23, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Brady, R. (D-Pa.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Payne (D-N.J.)
    Gallego, (D-Ariz.)McCollum, (D-Minn.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
    Garamendi, (D-Calif.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
  • June 29, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)Lofgren, (D-Calif.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Demings, (D-Fla.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)Waters, Maxine (D-Calif.)
  • June 25, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 12

    Bustos, (D-Ill.)Engel, (D-N.Y.)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)
    Capuano, (D-Mass.)Jeffries, (D-N.Y.)Neal, (D-Mass.)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Kildee, (D-Mich.)Pelosi, (D-Calif.)
    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Lujan, B.R. (D-N.M.)Sanchez, (D-Calif.)
  • June 22, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Barragan, (D-Calif.)Moore, (D-Wis.)Visclosky, (D-Ind.)
    Chu, (D-Calif.)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
    Crowley, (D-N.Y.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
  • June 15, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 43

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Hoyer, (D-Md.)Norton, (D-D.C.)
    Bishop, S. (D-Ga.)Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Plaskett, (D-V.I.)
    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Johnson, E.B. (D-Texas)Raskin, (D-Md.)
    Cartwright, (D-Pa.)Kaptur, (D-Ohio)Ruppersberger, (D-Md.)
    Clark, K. (D-Mass.)Keating, (D-Mass.)Rush, (D-Ill.)
    Clay, (D-Mo.)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
    Clyburn, (D-S.C.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)Sarbanes, (D-Md.)
    Connolly, (D-Va.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Lee, B. (D-Calif.)Tsongas, (D-Mass.)
    Delaney, (D-Md.)Lewis, John (D-Ga.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
    DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)Lynch, (D-Mass.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
    Doggett, (D-Texas)Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
    Ellison, (D-Minn.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)
    Gomez, (D-Calif.)Moulton, (D-Mass.)
  • April 18, 2018 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce, House Judiciary, House Natural Resources.Congressional Record p. H3340

  • April 17, 2018Draft bill text released by Rep. Cummings, D-Md.