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  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

    by Senator Mitch McConnell

    Posted on 2016-06-16

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    McCONNELL. Madam President, I ask that the Chair lay before the Senate the House message accompanying S. 524.



    The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following message from the House of Representatives: Resolved, That the House insist upon its amendments to the bill (S. 524) entitled ``An Act to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use,'' and ask a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon.

    Compound Motion Mr. McCONNELL. Madam President, I move that the Senate disagree to the amendments of the House, agree to the request by the House for a conference, and the Presiding Officer appoint the following conferees: Senators Grassley, Alexander, Hatch, Sessions, Leahy, Murray, and Wyden.

    The PRESIDING OFFICER. The motion is now pending.

    Cloture Motion Mr. McCONNELL. I send a cloture motion to the desk.

    The PRESIDING OFFICER. The cloture motion having been presented under rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.

    The legislative clerk read as follows: Cloture Motion We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the motion to disagree to the House amendments, agree to the request from the House for a conference, and the Presiding Officer appoint the following conferees: Senators Grassley, Alexander, Hatch, Sessions, Leahy, Murray, and Wyden with respect to S. 524, a bill to authorize the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, and to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes.

    John McCain, John Cornyn, Marco Rubio, Deb Fischer, Rob Portman, Roger F. Wicker, Richard Burr, Joni Ernst, David Vitter, James M. Inhofe, Dean Heller, Pat Roberts, Lamar Alexander, Ron Johnson, Tom Cotton, Thom Tillis, Mitch McConnell.

    The PRESIDING OFFICER. Pursuant to rule XXVIII, there will now be up to 2 hours of debate equally divided in the usual form.

    The Senator from Ohio.

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