Republican Main Street Partnership Delivers Passage of the First Major Mental Health Legislation in 50 Years

Published on July 6, 2016.

WASHINGTON – Republican Main Street Partnership President Sarah Chamberlain hailed the passage of the Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act.  The bill authored by Republican Main Street Representative Tim Murphy, PhD (PA-18), passed with a near unanimous bipartisan majority today in the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon.

“Many women who took part in our nationwide Women2Women forums singled out Representative Murphy’s bill as a vitally needed reform of our mental healthcare system.  Together with all of our members of the Republican Main Street Partnership we galvanized a bipartisan group of nearly two hundred Members of Congress to sponsor and co-sponsor this legislation now poised to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Chamberlain.

During the campaign promoting the legislation, Main Street Advocacy amassed over 50,000 signatures in support of the bipartisan legislation.

“The Republican Main Street Partnership and it’s sister organizations deliver great policy solutions for the American people.  This was the first piece of significant mental health care legislation passed in over 50 years, a testament to what a united governing party can do when it reaches bipartisan solutions,” Chamberlain concluded.