>>House Passes Package Addressing Mental Health
(Washington, DC) -- The House is passing a bipartisan package focused on addressing mental health in the U.S. Titled the "Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act," the legislation passed by a 402-to-20 vote. There were seven total people who chose not to vote, with all 20 "no" votes coming from Republicans, including Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Matt Gaetz of Florida. The package looks to create a Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which would look to upgrade access to crisis care. It also reauthorizes millions in grants for states, territories and tribes to use on community mental health services for adults and children.