S. 1893 - Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on December 17, 2015 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on December 18, 2015.

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Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015

S. 1893 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders.
Other Titles
  • Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015
  • Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015
  • Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015
  • Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015
Sponsor
Lamar Alexander
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Aging
  • Child health
  • Congressional oversight
  • Drug therapy
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Higher education
  • Medical education
  • Medical research
  • Mental health
  • Performance measurement
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Violent crime
  • Virginia
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Major Actions
Introduced7/29/2015
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Senate12/18/2015
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.12/18/2015 by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2942 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/18/2015 by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2943 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/18/2015 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/29/2015
7/29/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
7/29/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar9/30/2015Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
10/01/2015Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar10/01/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 247.
12/18/2015Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
12/18/2015The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/18/2015Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/18/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
select this voteVote12/18/2015Amendment SA 2942 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote12/18/2015Amendment SA 2943 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/18/2015
12/18/2015Senate amendment submitted
12/18/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 2943 proposed by Senator Perdue for Senator Lee.
12/18/2015Senate amendment agreed to: Amendment SA 2943 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/18/2015
12/18/2015Senate amendment submitted
12/18/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 2942 proposed by Senator Perdue for Senator Murkowski.
12/18/2015Senate amendment agreed to: Amendment SA 2942 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/18/2015Amendment SA 2942 proposed by Senator Perdue for Senator Murkowski. (consideration: CR S8910; text: CR S8910) To increase amounts authorized to be appropriated for youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies grants.
12/18/2015Amendment SA 2943 proposed by Senator Perdue for Senator Lee. (consideration: CR S8910; text: CR S8910) To provide for improved reporting.
1/04/2016Received in the House.
1/04/2016Held at the desk.
1/05/2016Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
1/08/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 2942Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]December 18, 2015Passed by voice vote on December 17, 2015.

To increase amounts authorized to be appropriated for youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies grants.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2943Lee, Mike [R-UT]December 18, 2015Passed by voice vote on December 17, 2015.

To provide for improved reporting.

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Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

35 organizations supported this bill

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Association on Health and Disability
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Dance Therapy Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Hospital Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Nurses Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Occupational Therapy Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
american orthopsychiatric association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
American Psychological Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Clinical Social Work Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
First Focus Campaign for Children
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
Mental Health America
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
national alliance to advance adolescent health
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
National Association for Children's Behavioral Health
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of School Psychologists
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of Social Workers
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
No Health Without Mental Health
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
School Social Work Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.
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Undersigned organizations (2015, August 6). Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of S. 1893. Retrieved January 5, 2016, from National Association of Social Workers.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$346,217$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$343,488$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$282,658$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$412,143$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$612,191$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$205,245$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$496,835$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$338,953$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$128,664$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,500$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$825,716$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$356,273$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$158,039$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$244,533$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$379,934$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$137,750$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$513,243$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$972,646$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$31,300$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$152,459$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$254,500$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$76,050$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$321,337$0Yes
John CornynRTX$544,808$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$313,674$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$145,427$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$299,405$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$93,000$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$116,796$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$317,643$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$139,550$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$34,415$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$115,547$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$109,939$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$197,661$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$273,171$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$195,135$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$373,804$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$216,088$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$249,735$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$575,172$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$175,628$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$99,527$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$241,450$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$62,750$0Yes
John HoevenRND$42,910$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$61,750$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$305,650$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$217,428$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$327,594$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$102,426$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$293,975$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$198,447$0Yes
James LankfordROK$171,546$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$42,785$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$87,455$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$96,598$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$312,965$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$152,415$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$369,195$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$901,445$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$445,115$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$177,034$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$90,314$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$137,591$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$76,155$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$326,749$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$444,545$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$364,050$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$305,936$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$144,450$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$415,757$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$569,945$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$102,650$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$283,761$0Yes
Jim RischRID$34,710$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$275,614$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$171,254$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$245,177$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$78,294$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$118,331$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$100,789$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$753,138$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$356,622$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$24,950$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$252,740$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$38,650$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$513,269$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$59,412$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$290,317$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$236,353$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$222,008$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$572,624$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$129,206$0Yes
David VitterRLA$40,850$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$318,390$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$730,280$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$151,423$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$82,750$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$760,461$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$346,217$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$343,488$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$282,658$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$412,143$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$612,191$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$205,245$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$496,835$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$338,953$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$128,664$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,500$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$825,716$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$356,273$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$158,039$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$244,533$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$379,934$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$137,750$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$513,243$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$972,646$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$31,300$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$152,459$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$254,500$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$76,050$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$321,337$0Yes
John CornynRTX$544,808$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$313,674$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$145,427$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$299,405$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$93,000$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$116,796$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$317,643$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$139,550$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$34,415$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$115,547$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$109,939$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$197,661$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$273,171$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$195,135$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$373,804$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$216,088$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$249,735$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$575,172$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$175,628$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$99,527$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$241,450$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$62,750$0Yes
John HoevenRND$42,910$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$61,750$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$305,650$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$217,428$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$327,594$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$102,426$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$293,975$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$198,447$0Yes
James LankfordROK$171,546$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$42,785$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$87,455$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$96,598$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$312,965$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$152,415$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$369,195$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$901,445$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$445,115$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$177,034$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$90,314$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$137,591$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$76,155$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$326,749$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$444,545$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$364,050$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$305,936$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$144,450$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$415,757$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$569,945$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$102,650$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$283,761$0Yes
Jim RischRID$34,710$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$275,614$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$171,254$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$245,177$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$78,294$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$118,331$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$100,789$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$753,138$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$356,622$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$24,950$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$252,740$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$38,650$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$513,269$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$59,412$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$290,317$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$236,353$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$222,008$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$572,624$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$129,206$0Yes
David VitterRLA$40,850$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$318,390$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$730,280$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$151,423$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$82,750$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$760,461$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$10,272,691
Hospitals$8,196,785
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,437,356
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Other non-physician health practitioners$1,237,173
Nurses$1,040,021
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$961,055
Welfare & Social Work$587,558
Children's rights$563,701
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Mental Health Services$423,990
Health professionals$50,871

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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