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Rep. Capps announced that NIH has awarded Proyecto HEROES in Santa Barbara $108,170 in funding for their work to address health disparities related to trauma exposure and violence prevention among Latino youth.
Rep. Capps celebrates the passage of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce full committee.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act to strengthen the nursing workforce and improve access to health care. This is an important step for millions of aspiring nurses.
Rep. Capps celebrated the passage of her STOP Pain Act, signed into law by President Obama on Friday as part of the larger Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act — a law that takes first steps to address the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Today, Rep. Capps lauded the passage of S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, legislation to address the opioid epidemic facing our country.
Rep. Capps joined her colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in support of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), which passed unanimously, by a vote of 53 to 0. Following a lengthy revision process, Committee members were able to come together to pass H.R. 2646 in a bipartisan effort to address gaps in the American mental health care system. The bill contains several provisions to strengthen current mental health care services and practices.
Rep. Capps applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement of new efforts to reduce the organ transplant waiting list and enable more transplants for patients in need. This research initiative is a direct result of Capps’s HOPE Act, signed into law by President Obama in November 2013, which removed the blanket ban on HIV-positive organ transplant research and set up a science-based path for medical research to proceed on the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of organ transplants between HIV-positive patients.