Lawmakers are turning their focus to the heroin and prescription drug epidemic sweeping the country.
Senators will cast their first vote Monday on the Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act– or ‘CARA’ for short.
The bill is aimed at tackling opioid and heroin abuse.
‘CARE’ would– among other things– look at alternatives to imprisoning drug addicts and give grants to governments and nonprofit groups for education and prevention efforts.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill Thursday with bipartisan support.