Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement after voting for H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act:

Rep. Sensenbrenner: “This comprehensive legislation advances our bipartisan effort to end the opioid epidemic and restore hope to families and communities suffering from this public health crisis. I’m proud of our work and urge my colleagues to take the next step and pass my Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act to specifically target the proliferation of fentanyl analogues, which, along with other synthetic opioids, have become the most common cause of overdose-related death.”

More than 150 patient advocacy groups support H.R. 6. You can view the full list here.

H.R. 6 contains the following bills:

Sec 101. – H.R. 1925, the At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act

Sec 102. – H.R. 4998, the Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act

Sec 103. – H.R. 5477, the Rural DOCS Act

Sec 104. – H.R. 5808, the Medicaid Pharmaceutical Home Act of 2018

Sec 105. – H.R. 5799, the Medicaid DRUG Improvement Act

Sec 106. – H.R. 5789, To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicaid coverage protections for pregnant and post-partum women while receiving inpatient treatment for a substance use disorder, and for other purposes

Sec 107. – H.R. 5810, the Medicaid Health HOME Act

Sec 201. – H.R. 5603, the Access to Telehealth Services for Opioid Use Disorders Act

Sec 202. – H.R. 5809, the Postoperative Opioid Prevention Act of 2018

Sec 203. – H.R. 5798, the Opioid Screening and Chronic Pain Management Alternatives for Seniors Act

Sec 204. – H.R. 5804, the Post-Surgical Injections as an Opioid Alternative Act

Sec 205. – H.R. 3528, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act Act

Sec 206. – H.R. 5675, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require prescription drug plan sponsors under the Medicare program to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries

Sec 207. – H.R. 5776, the MOST Act

Sec 301. – H.R. 5806, the 21st Century Tools for Pain and Addiction Treatment Act

Sec 302. – H.R. 5580, the STOP Fentanyl Deaths Act

Sec 303. – H.R. 3692, the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017

Sec. 5001 – H.R. 5583, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require states to annually report on certain adult health quality measures, and for other purposes

Sec. 5011, 5012 – H.R. 5800, the Medicaid IMD ADDITIONAL INFO Act

Sec. 5021, 5022 – H.R. 3192, the CHIP Mental Health Parity Act

Sec. 5031, 5032 – H.R. 4005, the Medicaid Reentry Act

Sec. 5041, 5042 – H.R. 5801, the Medicaid PARTNERSHIP Act

Sec. 6001 – H.R. 3331, To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology

Sec. 6011, 6012 – H.R. 5582, the Abuse Deterrent Access Act of 2018

Sec. 6021, 6022 – H.R. 5685, the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act

Sec. 6031, 6032 – H.R. 5590, the Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act

Sec. 6041, 6042 – H.R. 5605, the Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act

Sec. 6051, 6052 –  H.R. 5796, the REACH OUT Act of 2018

Sec. 6061, 6062, 6063, 6065, 6064 – H.R. 5773, the PASS Act of 2018

Sec. 6071, 6072 – H.R. 5723, the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018

Sec. 6081, 6082, 6083, 6084, 6085, 6086 – H.R. 6110, the Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act of 2018

Sec. 6091, 6092, 6093, 6094, 6095 – H.R. 5774, the COACH Act of 2018

Sec. 6101, 6102 – H.R. 5676, the SENIOR Communities Protection Act of 2018

Sec. 6111, 6112, 6113, 6114 – H.R. 5775, the Providing Reliable Options for Patients and Educational Resources (PROPER) Act

Sec. 7001, 7002 – H.R. 449, Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2017

Sec. 7011, 7012 – H.R. 4275, Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act

Sec. 7021, 7022, 7023 – H.R. 4284, Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act of 2017

Sec. 7031, 7032 – H.R. 4684, the Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act of 2017

Sec. 7041, 7042 – H.R. 5002, ACE Research Act

Sec. 7051, 7052 – H.R. 5009, Jessie’s Law

Sec. 7061, 7062 – H.R. 5041, Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act

Sec. 7071 – H.R. 5102, Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018

Sec. 7081, 7082 – H.R. 5176, Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms (POWER) Act of 2018

Sec. 7091, 7092 – H.R. 5197, Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act

Sec. 7101, 7102, 7103, 7104, 7105, 7106 – H.R. 5228, the Stop Counterfeit Drugs by Regulating and Enhancing Enforcement Now (SCREEN) Act

Sec. 7111, 7112 – H.R. 5261, TEACH to Combat Addiction Act of 2018

Sec. 7121 – H.R. 5272, a bill to ensure that programs and activities that are funded by a grant, cooperative agreement, loan, or loan guarantee from the Department of Health and Human Services, and whose purpose is to prevent or treat a mental health or substance use disorder, are evidence-based

Sec. 7131, 7132 – H.R. 5327, Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act 2018

Sec. 7141, 7142, 7143, 7144 – H.R. 5329, the Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2018

Sec. 7151, 7152 – H.R. 5353, Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018

Sec. 7161, 7162 – H.R. 5473, the Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018

Sec. 7171, 7172 – H.R. 5483, Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018

Sec. 7181, 7182 – H.R. 5587, the Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act

Sec. 7191, 7192, 7193, 7194 – H.R. 5752, the Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act of 2018

Sec. 7201, 7202, 7203 – H.R. 5812, the Creating Opportunities that Necessitate New and Enhanced Connections That Improve Opioid Navigation Strategies (CONNECTIONS) Act

Sec. 7211, 7212 – H.R. 5687, the SOUND Disposal and Packaging Act

Sec. 7221 – H.R. 5811, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to post approval study requirements for certain controlled substances, and for other purposes

Sec. 8001, 8002, 8003, 8004, 8005, 8006, 8007, 8008, 8009 – H.R. 5788, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act of 2018

Sec. 8011, 8012 - H.R. 5889, the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018

Sec. 8021, 8022 –  H.R. 5890, the Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act

Sec. 8031, 8032 – H.R. 5891, the Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act

Sec. 8041 – H.R. 5892, to establish an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace

Sec. 8051, 8052 – H.R. 2147, the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018

Sec. 8061 – H.R. 4635, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes

Sec. 8071, 8072 – H.R. 5294, the Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act of 2018

Sec. 8081, 8082, 8083, 8084 – House Amendment to S. 1091, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Sec. 8091, 8092 – H.R. 6029, the REGROUP Act of 2018

You can read more information about the SOFA Act here and review the bill text here.