Trump Budget Seeks $13B for Opioids, $23B for Border | Law & Crime

Trump Budget Seeks $13B for Opioids, $23B for Border

The Trump administration is seeking $13 billion in opioid-related spending in its budget proposal Monday for fiscal year 2019. The White House says it will ask Congress for $3 billion in new funding this year and $10 billion in new funding 2019 in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for a total of $13 billion in funding to combat the opioid epidemic by expanding access to prevention, treatment, and recovery support services, as well as support for mental health.

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