The Senate passed the final version of a sweeping opioids' package Wednesday afternoon and will send it to the White House just in time for lawmakers to campaign on the issue before the November midterm elections.
The vote was 98 to 1, with only Utah Sen. Mike Lee, R, opposing it.
The bill unites dozens of smaller proposals sponsored by hundreds of lawmakers, many of whom face tough reelection fights. It creates, expands and reauthorizes programs and policies across almost every federal agency, aiming to address different aspects of the opioid epidemic, including prevention, treatment and recovery.
It is one of Congress's most significant legislative achievements this...