Vote On Rep. Murphy's Mental Health Bill Expected Next Week

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Rep. Tim Murphy has been operative on his Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act given Dec 2012. When Congress reconvenes subsequent week, it could finally be adult for a vote.

Murphy tells a “KDKA Morning News” he started operative on a check shortly after a mass sharpened during Sandy Hook Elementary.

“It’s extraordinary a check of this significance that concentration on saving many lives takes this prolonged to pass,” he said.

According to Murphy’s website, a bill, “fixes a nation’s damaged mental health complement by focusing programs and resources on psychiatric caring for patients families many in need of services.”

Murphy says Congress’ inaction on his check is “incredibly frustrating…I know members of Congress speak about this and we have a impulse of silence, those come easy, though it’s a moments of movement that has been difficult.”

Murphy says a “thousands and thousands and thousands” of letters and phone calls to members of Congress from people who wish to see movement on mental health are what have kept his check during a forefront.

Murphy adds he has had to change a check rather to get people to support it but,”there is a lot in this check that creates it one of a many concrete mental health remodel bills in during slightest half a century.”

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