Today in America, children and young adults are in crisis. More than 100,000 people a year are dying from overdoses and fentanyl poisonings, crime is up, and there’s increasing violence in our schools. There’s an overwhelming sense of anxiety, fear, and isolation. It’s a call for action to turn despair into hope.
Tonight, we answered that call by passing my bipartisan Restoring Hope and Mental Health and Well-being Act. This is the most comprehensive effort to date to support communities providing care to those in need of hope and healing amid a worsening mental health crisis in America. Specifically, the legislation we just passed:
The Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act is a huge win in our effort to reverse the devastating mental health crisis our country is facing by building stronger families, stronger communities, and a brighter future for all. I’m proud of the People’s House for coming together to help deliver hope and healing to our communities, and I hope the Senate will join us soon.
CLICK HERE to read the bill.
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today announced the Department of the Interior’s disbursement of 2022 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program funding totaling more than $4 million for Eastern Washington counties. Each year, PILT funds are made available to local governments to help offset their inability to tax federal […]
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ (WA-05) Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act (H.R. 7666). This legislative package is the most comprehensive effort to date designed to support communities providing care to people in need of hope and healing amid a worsening mental health […]
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released the following statement in response to a draft report by the VA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) claiming 148 veterans have been harmed by Cerner’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system: “I’m outraged by the reports of veterans being harmed by the Cerner electronic […]
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