The Hill (2/27, Sullivan) reports that that earlier this week, “Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)…outlined plans to introduce a pair of mental health reform bills next month, amid a push that began in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.” According to the Hill, “Rep. Murphy, a longtime champion of mental health reform, plans to reintroduce a version of a bill he pushed in the last Congress, he said at a mental health event hosted by The Hill.” Meanwhile, “Sen. Murphy said he would introduce a bill that has ‘some differences’ but is ‘substantially similar’ in the Senate around the same time.”
— “Lawmakers to ramp up mental health push,” Peter Sullivan, The Hill, February 26, 2015.