Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Q&A with Sen. Grassley: Crack pipes shouldn't be subsidized by federal gov't

Q: What’s up with the Biden administration’s alleged proposal to hand out crack pipes?

A: This half-baked plan met with swift backlash on Capitol Hill when Congress got wind of it.

Under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is managing a $30 million harm reduction grant program designed to minimize risks associated with drug use, including overdoses and disease transmission. In its notice of funding opportunity, the agency listed “smoking kits” and supplies, which could include crack pipes and simila...

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