The House today agreed to go to conference with the Senate on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524), rejecting a Democratic-sponsored motion instructing conferees to provide funding for the bill’s treatment and recovery provisions. Both the House and Senate approaches would establish an interagency task force to develop best practices for pain management and medication prescribing, and authorize grants to prevent and treat opioid abuse and overdoses, among other provisions. Neither the House package of bills nor the Senate bill provides new funding. AHA has endorsed the Senate bill as well as seven of the bills passed by the House.