Mental Health Reform

House Energy and Commerce Democrats Express Strong Support for Mental Health Reform

Reps. Matsui, Tonko, Loebsack, and Kennedy Lead Colleagues in Letter to Committee Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee expressed their strong support for mental health reform in a letter to Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Pallone. Committee members urged colleagues to support legislative reforms that prioritize the needs of patients and families experiencing mental illness.

“It is time for our broken mental health care system to receive the attention it needs in this country,” said Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA). “I urge Committee members to join us in bringing mental health patients’ right to services, support, and treatment to the forefront of policy discussions.

“I am pleased by the continued collaboration with our colleagues on the important topic of mental health, and look forward to future conversations on the best path forward for formulating legislation that brings parity for patients with mental illnesses.

“I have very specific concerns about current legislative proposals. Yet, I hope that our Republican colleagues can come to the table so that we can have a substantive conversation and reach a compromise on mental health reform.”