National Council Legislators of the Year

To recognize his exemplary leadership on behalf of people with mental health and substance use disorders, the National Council for Behavioral Health honors Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) as its Behavioral Health Champion.

The National Council also recognizes six other members of Congress as Legislators of the Year: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ).

“All of the legislators honored today have done yeoman’s work to help people with mental illnesses and addictions live full and productive lives,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council. “They’ve worked tirelessly to preserve our nation’s behavioral health safety net, which supports some of the most vulnerable people in our society.” Click here to read more.

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