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National Mental Health Initiative

Thursday, 3/14/2013
Sen. President Pro Tempore Darroll Steinberg Urges a National Mental Health Initiative Similar to California's Prop 63.
According to information from the United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF), Sen. President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg sent a letter to VP Biden -- whom President Obama has called on to oversee a review of gun control legislation and gun violence -- urging him to consider California's program, Prop 63, as a template for national mental health initiatives. Steinberg in a press conference also suggested that the federal government agree to match money raised by states to create a national mental health system.

Steinberg's proposal is supported by several lawmakers, including Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), who recently sponsored the Excellence in Mental Health Act (HR 5989).



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