Kentucky programs like Shepherd’s House and SPARK rely on federal funding to provide addicts with a non-medication pathway to recovery. That’s why I offered an amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill to increase the Building Communities of Recovery program by $1 million. This additional funding will strengthen our communities’ response to the opioid epidemic by promoting prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives for individuals, each on their unique paths to recovery. My amendment passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 420-4.