Washington – The House of Representatives passed the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007.

The legislation, H.R. 1424, was sponsored jointly by Reps. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., and Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., and would mandate greater access to mental health and addiction treatment if enacted. The legislation, which has to be reconciled with a more modest Senate version of the legislation, passed by a vote of 268 to148.

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