PASSED: Comprehensive Bipartisan Mental Health Legislation

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:

  • Targets resources to children and young adults suffering from the mental health crisis and substance use disorders.
  • Reauthorizes critical Garret Lee Smith Memorial programs that support community-based young adult suicide prevention efforts. 
  • Supports care for maternal health and substance use disorders at every stage of pregnancy and motherhood.
  • And so much more!

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.

Recent Posts

McMorris Rodgers Statement on House Democrats Passing Inflation and Recession Act 

Washington, D.C. — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after House Democrats voted to pass President Joe Biden’s tax and spending spree that will raise health care costs and energy prices for Americans and their families across the country.    “Democrats are doubling down on a reckless tax and spending spree […]

Aug 10, 2022

My Votes – Week of July 25

RULE BILLS A rule bill is a bill passed through a full House vote under a rule that has been voted and agreed upon by the Rules Committee. Rule bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote. 7/26/2022 H.R. 7569,  H.R. 6933, H.R. 3952, H.R. 7361, H.R. […]

McMorris Rodgers Announces Grant Funding for Eastern Washington Highway Projects

Spokane, Wash. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today announced that the City of Spokane Valley will receive nearly $21.7 million in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program funding to support the Pines Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project. McMorris Rodgers has been a strong advocate for this project, sending letters […]