Summary: H.R.5294 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5294. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/15/2018)

Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act of 2018

This bill allows the Appalachian Regional Commission to support projects and activities addressing drug abuse, including opioid abuse.

Such projects and activities may include those that:

  • facilitate the sharing of best practices among states, counties, and other experts in the region with respect to reducing drug abuse;
  • initiate or expand programs designed to eliminate or reduce the harm to the workforce and economic growth of the region that results from drug abuse;
  • attract and retain relevant health care services, businesses, and workers; and
  • develop relevant infrastructure, including broadband infrastructure that supports the use of telemedicine.