Democrats asked for $920 million to fight America's opioid epidemic. Republicans said no. (Photo: iStock)

Republicans in Congress shot down attempts by Democrats to add hundreds of millions of dollars to a bill aimed at preventing and treating opioid abuse.

Republicans from the Senate and House who were part of a conference committee crafting a final bill to be voted on in both chambers voted down amendments offered by Democrats that would have brought the bill’s price tag up to $920 million. The bill currently only includes $85 million over five years for treatment efforts.

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