Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 5735 - Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 12, 2018 6:03 PM

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Barr (KY)


MANAGER’S AMENDMENT REVISED Clarifies selection requirements for eligible entities, removes recovery treatment time limits, and makes additional technical changes.

Biggs (AZ)


Removes a requirement to include recommendations for further continuation and expansion of the voucher program in a report to Congress.

Cummings (MD)


Provides funding to states, localities, non-profit organizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health for evidence-based programs to treat substance use disorders.

Donovan (NY)


LATE WITHDRAWN Sets aside five percent of each State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant for the ten largest counties in each state in order to push resources out more quickly to the hardest hit regions of the country; and includes strict reporting requirements.

Lujan Grisham (NM)


LATE Imposes a fee on the production, manufacturing, and importation of opioids of 1 cent for every active milligram of opioids produced.

Moore, Gwen (WI)


Addresses the devastating opioid crisis in tribal communities by ensuring that tribal housing authorities are designated as eligible entities to receive vouchers and ensuring that the selection criteria for awarding vouchers reflects the impact that opioids is having in tribal communities.

Rohrabacher (CA), Barr (KY)


Alters the application section to require eligible entities to provide proof to the Secretary that the supportive housing facilities to which they provide financial assistance have authorization to operate by the local government with jurisdiction over that zone.

Waters (CA)


SUBSTITUTE Provides the funding necessary for 10,000 additional vouchers dedicated for persons with substance use disorders rather than taking vouchers from the existing pool of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. Under this amendment, the newly funded vouchers would have no time limits, and public housing agencies would administer them in partnership with service providers to pair housing assistance with the necessary supportive services to help individuals recover.