Senators Portman, Whitehouse, and Klobuchar unveiled their “CARA 3.0” legislation at the end of March, which will be the retiring Portman’s last attempt to bolster his landmark legislation from 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act. The bill addresses several aspects of SUD policy, including prevention, treatment, recovery, and the criminal justice system.
Faces & Voices celebrates this commitment to building recovery infrastructure, but looks forward to additional work on the language of the bill. In alignment with Faces & Voices legislative priorities, we have requested specific content regarding set-asides for the Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) communities. We believe this inclusion would represent a commitment to equity in recovery resources.