Whitehouse, Ayotte, Portman, Klobuchar Lead Colleagues in Urging Full Funding for Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Programs

Washington, - This week, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging appropriators to provide full funding for substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery programs like the ones authorized by the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) that passed
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Whitehouse, Schumer, and Casey Introduce Bill to Protect Children from Lead

Washington, DC - With an estimated 23 million homes nationwide containing lead-paint-related hazards and millions more with dangerous lead pipes, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced legislation today to help Americans cover the cost of removing lead from their homes. Lead is a powerful neurotoxin that can have debilitating effects on people of all ages. In particular, it can severely compromise the behavioral and cognitive development of children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 4 million households nationwide have children who are exposed to high levels of lead. Despite…
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