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114th Congress   }                                           {  Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                           { 114-551

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 4641) TO PROVIDE FOR THE 
  ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE TO REVIEW, MODIFY, AND 
    UPDATE BEST PRACTICES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT AND PRESCRIBING PAIN 
MEDICATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF 
   THE BILL (H.R. 5046) TO AMEND THE OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL AND SAFE 
STREETS ACT OF 1968 TO AUTHORIZE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO MAKE GRANTS TO 
ASSIST STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN ADDRESSING THE NATIONAL EPIDEMIC 
                OF OPIOID ABUSE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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May 10, 2016.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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          Mr. Collins of Georgia, from the Committee on Rules,
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 720]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 720, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4641, to 
provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to 
review, modify, and update best practices for pain management 
and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes, under 
a structured rule. The resolution provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution makes in order as original text for 
the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The 
resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed 
in part A of this report. Each such amendment may be offered 
only in the order printed in this report, may be offered only 
by a Member designated in this report, shall be considered as 
read, shall be debatable for the time specified in this report 
equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be 
subject to a demand for division of the question in the House 
or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives all 
points of order against the amendments printed in part A of 
this report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 5046, the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 
2016, under a structured rule. The resolution provides one hour 
of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. 
The resolution waives all points of order against consideration 
of the bill. The resolution makes in order as original text for 
the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-
52 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The 
resolution waives all points of order against that amendment in 
the nature of a substitute. The resolution makes in order only 
those further amendments printed in part B of this report. Each 
such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in this 
report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this 
report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in this report equally divided and controlled by 
the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of 
the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The 
resolution waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of this report. The resolution provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 4641, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 4641 made 
in order as original text, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments to H.R. 4641 printed in part A of this report, 
the Committee is not aware of any points of order. The waiver 
is prophylactic in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 5046 includes waiver of clause 3(e)(1) of rule XIII 
(``Ramseyer''), requiring a committee report accompanying a 
bill amending or repealing statutes to show, by typographical 
device, parts of statute affected. The waiver is provided 
because the submission provided by the Committee on the 
Judiciary was insufficient to meet the standards established by 
the rule in its current form. The Committee on Rules continues 
to work with the House Office of Legislative Counsel and 
committees to determine the steps necessary to comply with the 
updated rule.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 5046 made 
in order as original text, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments to H.R. 5046 printed in part B of this report, 
the Committee is not aware of any points of order. The waiver 
is prophylactic in nature.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 4641 IN PART A MADE IN ORDER

    1. Brownley (CA): Adds the Office of Women's Health. (10 
minutes)
    2. Carter, Buddy (GA): Requires that any physician, 
dentists, non-physician prescriber or pharmacist who becomes a 
member of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task 
Force shall currently be licensed and practicing in their 
appropriate State. (10 minutes)
    3. Grayson (FL): Ensures that ``first responders'' are 
included for membership on the Pain Management Best Practices 
Inter-Agency Task Force. (10 minutes)
    4. Clark, Katherine (MA): Adds to the Task Force an expert 
in adolescent and young adult addiction, and a person in 
recovery from addiction to medication for chronic pain whose 
addiction began in adolescence or adulthood, and directs the 
Task Force to consider the distinct needs of adolescents and 
young adults in its development of best practices. (10 minutes)
    5. Moulton (MA), Zeldin (NY), Walz (MN): Adds 
representatives of Veteran Service Organizations to the Pain 
Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. (10 minutes)
    6. Nolan (MN): Inserts a representative on the task force 
for active duty military, armed forces personnel, and veteran 
health and prescription opioid addiction. (10 minutes)
    7. Watson Coleman (NJ): Inserts a minority health expert as 
a representative to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-
Agency Task Force established by this bill. (10 minutes)
    8. Kuster, Ann (NH), Guinta (NH): Requires that the task 
force research addiction trends in communities with high rates 
of prescription drug abuse. (10 minutes)
    9. Schiff (CA): Requires the Inter-Agency Task Force, as 
part of its duties to review and update best practices for pain 
management strategies, to also take into consideration the 
coordination of information collected from State prescription 
drug monitoring programs for the purpose of preventing the 
diversion of pain medication. (10 minutes)
    10. Clark, Katherine (MA): Directs the Task Force to 
consider work done and any public comments submitted regarding 
electronic prescribing of opioids and its potential benefits, 
in the course of developing best practices. (10 minutes)
    11. Rothfus (PA), Keating (MA): Requires the inter-agency 
task force, as part of its review and update of best practices 
for pain management and prescribing pain medication, to also 
take into consideration the practice of co-prescribing the 
overdose reversal drug naloxone. (10 minutes)
    12. Clark, Katherine (MA): Directs the Task Force to 
consider, in the course of developing best practices, Federal 
agency programs and research relative to substance use and 
substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults, as 
well as any gaps identified by Federal government programs or 
researchers in the prevention of, treatment for, and recovery 
from substance use by and substance use disorders among 
adolescents and young adults. (10 minutes)
    13. Esty (CT), Knight (CA): Requires the inter-agency task 
force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain 
management and prescribing pain medication, specifically as it 
pertains to physician education and consumer education. (10 
minutes)
    14. Welch (VT), McKinley (WV): Expands the task force 
report to include information and recommendations on developing 
new non-opioid forms of pain relief. (10 minutes)
    15. Sessions (TX): Ensures the task force takes into 
consideration existing private sector, State, and local 
government efforts related to pain management and prescribing 
pain medication. (10 minutes)

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 5046 IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

    1. Donovan (NY), Turner (OH): Amends the Omnibus Crime 
Control and Safe Streets Act to include substance abuse 
treatment programs that provide alternatives to incarceration 
for pregnant women as eligible for family-based substance abuse 
treatment grants. (10 minutes)
    2. Davis, Danny K. (IL), Young (IN): Clarifies that grants 
addressing treatment alternatives to incarceration may include 
a focus on parents whose incarceration could result in their 
children entering foster care. (10 minutes)
    3. DelBene (WA): Clarifies that treatment alternative to 
incarceration programs may include community-based substance 
use diversion programs sponsored by a law enforcement agency. 
(10 minutes)
    4. DeSaulnier (CA), Carter, Buddy (GA): Clarifies that 
grants under this act can be used for multi-state interoperable 
prescription drug monitoring programs. (10 minutes)
    5. Bishop, Mike (MI): Adds an ``allowable use'' within the 
grant program established under the bill to develop, implement, 
or expand the use of programs that utilize secure containers 
for prescription drugs. (10 minutes)
    6. Guinta (NH), Kuster, Ann (NH): Adds treatment and 
recovery to the list of allowable uses in H.R. 5046. (10 
minutes)
    7. Rothfus (PA): Expands the list of eligible grant uses 
for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program to include 
efforts to develop, implement, or expand a program to prevent 
and address opioid abuse by veterans. (10 minutes)
    8. Keating (MA), Rothfus (PA), Blumenauer (OR), Bera (CA), 
Roe (TN): Adds drug take-back programs to the list of 
authorized uses for amounts made available under Section 
3021(a) of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program. (10 
minutes)
    9. Lynch (MA): Provides that grant funding can be used 
develop, implement or expand a program to ensure the security 
of opioids in medical facilities. (10 minutes)
    10. Israel (NY), McKinley (WV), Mullin, Markwayne (OK): 
Directs the Attorney General, when awarding grants, to also 
consider community need based on prevalence of opioid abuse and 
related deaths. (10 minutes)
    11. Clark, Katherine (MA): Directs the GAO to study and 
report on Department of Justice programs and research relative 
to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents 
and young adults. (10 minutes)

         PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 4641 MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Brownley of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, line 11, strike ``and''.
  Page 4, line 13, insert ``and'' after the semicolon.
  Page 4, after line 13, insert the following:
                  (M) the Office of Women's Health;
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carter of Georgia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, line 15, strike ``physicians'' and insert ``subject 
to subsection (d), physicians''.
  Page 4, line 18, strike ``pharmacists'' and insert ``subject 
to subsection (d), pharmacists''.
  Page 5, after line 10, insert the following:
  (d) Condition on Participation on Task Force.--An individual 
representing a profession or entity described in paragraph (3) 
or (5) of subsection (c) may not serve as a member of the task 
force unless such individual--
          (1) is currently licensed in a State in which such 
        individual is practicing (as defined by such State) 
        such profession (or, in the case of an individual 
        representing an entity, a State in which the entity is 
        engaged in business); and
          (2) is currently practicing (as defined by such 
        State) such profession (or, in the case of an 
        individual representing an entity, the entity is in 
        operation).
  Page 5, line 11, strike ``(d)'' and insert ``(e)''.
  Page 7, line 1, strike ``(e)'' and insert ``(f)''.
  Page 7, line 3, strike ``(f)'' and insert ``(g)''.
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 3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Grayson of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 18, insert the following (and redesignate 
the subsequent paragraphs accordingly):
          (6) first responders;
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4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Clark of Massachusetts 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 20, insert the following:
          (7) experts in the fields of adolescent and young 
        adult addiction research;
  Page 4, line 21, strike ``(7)'' and insert ``(8)''.
  Page 5, line 6, strike ``(8)'' and insert ``(9)''.
  Page 5, after line 7, insert the following:
          (10) a person in recovery from addiction to 
        medication for chronic pain, whose addiction began in 
        adolescence or young adulthood;
  Page 5, line 8, strike ``(9)'' and insert ``(11)''.
  Page 5, line 9, strike ``(10)'' and insert ``(12)''.
  Page 6, line 13, strike ``and''.
  Page 6, after line 13, insert the following:
                  (E) the distinct needs of adolescents and 
                young adults with respect to pain management, 
                pain medication, substance use disorder, and 
                medication-assisted treatment; and
  Page 6, line 14, strike ``(e)'' and insert ``(f)''.
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      5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Moulton of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, line 3, strike ``and''.
  Page 5, after line 3, insert the following:
                  (E) veteran service organizations; and
  Page 5, line 4, strike ``(e)'' and insert ``(f)''.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Nolan of Minnesota or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, line 8, strike ``and''.
  Page 5, after line 8, insert the following:
          (10) an expert on active duty military, armed forces 
        personnel, and veteran health and prescription opioid 
        addiction;
  Page 5, line 9, strike ``(10)'' and insert ``(11)''.
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 7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Watson Coleman of New 
            Jersey or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, line 8, strike ``and''.
  Page 5, after line 8, insert the following:
          (10) an expert in the field of minority health; and
  Page 5, line 9, strike ``(10)'' and insert ``(11)''.
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8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kuster of New Hampshire 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, after line 18, insert the following:
                  (B) research on trends in areas and 
                communities in which the prescription opioid 
                abuse rate and fatality rate exceed the 
                national average prescription opioid abuse rate 
                and fatality rate;
  Page 5, line 19, strike ``(b)'' and insert ``(c)''.
  Page 5, line 22, strike ``(c)'' and insert ``(d)''.
  Page 6, line 6, strike ``(d)'' and insert ``(e)''.
  Page 6, line 14, strike ``(e)'' and insert ``(f)''.
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9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schiff of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, line 3, strike ``and''.
  Page 6, line 5, before the semicolon insert ``and the 
coordination of information collected from State prescription 
drug monitoring programs for the purpose of preventing the 
diversion of pain medication''.
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10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Clark of Massachusetts 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, after line 5, insert the following:
                  (D) ongoing efforts at the Federal, State, 
                and local levels to examine the potential 
                benefits of electronic prescribing of opioids, 
                including any public comments collected in the 
                course of those efforts;
  Page 6, line 6, strike ``(d)'' and insert ``(e)''.
  Page 6, line 14, strike ``(e)'' and insert ``(f)''.
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      11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rothfus of 
         Pennsylvania or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, line 13, strike ``and''.
  Page 6, after line 16, insert ``and'' after the semicolon.
  Page 6, after line 16, insert the following:
                  (F) the practice of co-prescribing naloxone 
                for both pain patients receiving chronic opioid 
                therapy and patients being treated for opioid 
                use disorders;
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12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Clark of Massachusetts 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, line 13, strike ``and''.
  Page 6, after line 16, insert the following:
                  (F) research that has been, or is being, 
                conducted or supported by the Federal 
                Government on prevention of, treatment for, and 
                recovery from substance use by and substance 
                use disorders among adolescents and young 
                adults relative to any unique circumstances 
                (including social and biological circumstances) 
                of adolescents and young adults that may make 
                adolescent-specific and young adult-specific 
                treatment protocols necessary, including any 
                effects that substance use and substance use 
                disorders may have on brain development and the 
                implications for treatment and recovery;
                  (G) Federal non-research programs and 
                activities that address prevention of, 
                treatment for, and recovery from substance use 
                by and substance use disorders among 
                adolescents and young adults, including an 
                assessment of the effectiveness of such 
                programs and activities in--
                          (i) preventing substance use by and 
                        substance use disorders among 
                        adolescents and young adults;
                          (ii) treating such adolescents and 
                        young adults in a way that accounts for 
                        any unique circumstances faced by 
                        adolescents and young adults; and
                          (iii) supporting long-term recovery 
                        among adolescents and young adults; and
                  (H) gaps that have been identified by Federal 
                officials and experts in Federal efforts 
                relating to prevention of, treatment for, and 
                recovery from substance use by and substance 
                use disorders among adolescents and young 
                adults, including gaps in research, data 
                collection, and measures to evaluate the 
                effectiveness of Federal efforts, and the 
                reasons for such gaps;
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13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Esty of Connecticut or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, line 19, strike ``and''.
  Page 6, line 25, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 6, after line 25, insert the following:
          (4) review, modify, and update best practices for 
        pain management and prescribing pain medication, 
        specifically as it pertains to physician education and 
        consumer education.
  Page 7, line 15, strike ``and''.
  Page 7, line 20, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 7, after line 20, insert the following:
          (4) the modified and updated best practices described 
        in subsection (d)(4).
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 14. An Amendment To Be Offered By Representative Welch of Vermont or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, line 19, strike ``and''.
  Page 6, line 25, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 6, after line 25, insert the following:
          (4) examine and identify--
                  (A) the extent of the need for the 
                development of new pharmacological, 
                nonpharmacological, and medical device 
                alternatives to opioids;
                  (B) the current status of research efforts to 
                develop such alternatives; and
                  (C) the pharmacological, nonpharmacological, 
                and medical device alternatives to opioids that 
                are currently available that could be better 
                utilized.
  Page 7, line 15, strike ``and''.
  Page 7, line 20, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 7, after line 20, insert the following:
          (4) the results of the examination and identification 
        conducted pursuant to subsection (d)(4), and 
        recommendations regarding--
                  (A) the development of new pharmacological, 
                nonpharmacological, and medical device 
                alternatives to opioids; and
                  (B) the improved utilization of 
                pharmacological, nonpharmacological, and 
                medical device alternatives to opioids that are 
                currently available.
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 15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sessions of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, after line 25, insert the following (and redesignate 
the subsequent subsections accordingly):
  (e) Consideration of Study Results.--In reviewing, modifying, 
and updating, best practices for pain management and 
prescribing pain medication, the task force shall take into 
consideration existing private sector, State, and local 
government efforts related to pain management and prescribing 
pain medication.

         PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 5046 MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Donovan of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 2, line 6, strike ``part HH'' and insert ``part DD or 
HH''.
  Add at the end of the bill the following:

SEC. 6. INCLUSION OF SERVICES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN UNDER FAMILY-BASED 
                    SUBSTANCE ABUSE GRANTS.

  Part DD of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act (42 U.S.C. 3797s et seq.) is amended--
          (1) in section 2921(2), by inserting before the 
        period at the end ``or pregnant women''; and
          (2) in section 2927--
                  (A) in paragraph (1)(A), by inserting 
                ``pregnant or'' before ``a parent''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``or 
                pregnant women'' after ``incarcerated 
                parents''.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Davis of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 2, line 14, strike ``and''.
  Page 2, line 17, strike the period at the end and insert ``; 
and''.
  Page 2, after line 17, insert the following:
                  ``(F) a focus on parents whose incarceration 
                could result in their children entering the 
                child welfare system.''.
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 3. An Amendment To Be Offered By Representative DelBene of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 2, line 14, strike ``and''.
  Page 2, line 17, strike the period at the end and insert ``; 
and''.
  Page 2, after line 17, insert the following:
                  ``(F) a community-based substance use 
                diversion program sponsored by a law 
                enforcement agency.''.
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     4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeSaulnier of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 3, line 21, insert after ``providing for'' the 
following: ``interoperability and''.
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 5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bishop of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 3, insert the following:
          ``(9) Developing, implementing, or expanding a 
        program (which may include demonstration projects) to 
        utilize technology that provides a secure container for 
        prescription drugs that would prevent individuals, 
        particularly adolescents, from gaining access to opioid 
        medications that are lawfully prescribed for other 
        individuals.''.
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6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Guinta of New Hampshire 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, line 3, insert before the period at the end the 
following: ``, including prevention and recovery programs''.
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7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rothfus of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 3, insert the following:
          ``(9) Developing, implementing, or expanding a 
        program to prevent and address opioid abuse by 
        veterans.''.
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      8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Keating of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 3, insert the following:
  ``(9) Developing, implementing, or expanding a prescription 
drug take-back program.''.
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9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lynch of Massachusetts 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 3, insert the following:
          ``(9) Developing, implementing, or expanding a 
        program to ensure the security of opioids in medical 
        facilities.''.
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10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Israel of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, strike lines 3 through 7, and insert the following:

``SEC. 3024. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.

  ``In awarding grants under this part, the Attorney General 
shall ensure equitable distribution of funds based on the 
following:
          ``(1) The geographic distribution of grants under 
        this part, taking into consideration the needs of 
        underserved populations, including rural and tribal 
        communities.
          ``(2) The needs of communities to address the 
        problems related to opioid abuse, taking into 
        consideration the prevalence of opioid abuse and 
        overdose-related death in a community.''.
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11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Clark of Massachusetts 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of the bill the following:

SEC. 6. GAO STUDY AND REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND 
                    RESEARCH RELATIVE TO SUBSTANCE USE AND SUBSTANCE 
                    USE DISORDERS AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS.

  (a) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
shall conduct a study on how the Department of Justice, through 
grant programs, is addressing prevention of, treatment for, and 
recovery from substance use by and substance use disorders 
among adolescents and young adults. Such study shall include an 
analysis of each of the following:
          (1) The research that has been, and is being, 
        conducted or supported pursuant to grant programs 
        operated by the Department of Justice on prevention of, 
        treatment for, and recovery from substance use by and 
        substance use disorders among adolescents and young 
        adults, including an assessment of--
                  (A) such research relative to any unique 
                circumstances (including social and biological 
                circumstances) of adolescents and young adults 
                that may make adolescent-specific and young 
                adult-specific treatment protocols necessary, 
                including any effects that substance use and 
                substance use disorders may have on brain 
                development and the implications for treatment 
                and recovery; and
                  (B) areas of such research in which greater 
                investment or focus is necessary relative to 
                other areas of such research.
          (2) Department of Justice non-research programs and 
        activities that address prevention of, treatment for, 
        and recovery from substance use by and substance use 
        disorders among adolescents and young adults, including 
        an assessment of the effectiveness of such programs and 
        activities in preventing substance use by and substance 
        use disorders among adolescents and young adults, 
        treating such adolescents and young adults in a way 
        that accounts for any unique circumstances faced by 
        adolescents and young adults, and supports long term 
        recovery among adolescents and young adults.
          (3) Gaps that have been identified by officials of 
        the Department of Justice or experts in the efforts 
        supported by grant programs operated by the Department 
        of Justice relating to prevention of, treatment for, 
        and recovery from substance use by and substance use 
        disorders among adolescents and young adults, including 
        gaps in research, data collection, and measures to 
        evaluate the effectiveness of such efforts, and the 
        reasons for such gaps.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
the appropriate committees of the Congress a report containing 
the results of the study conducted under subsection (a), 
including--
          (1) a summary of the findings of the study; and
          (2) recommendations based on the results of the 
        study, including recommendations for such areas of 
        research and legislative and administrative action as 
        the Comptroller General determines appropriate.