Link: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/295084-senate-takes-step-towards-bipartisan-mental-health-deal

By Peter Sullivan
September 8, 2016

Lawmakers are making progress toward a bipartisan deal on mental health legislation in the Senate, though there is a rapidly closing window of time to finish the deal.

Mental health groups met with top senators Thursday and discussed a way past one of the major holdups for a deal in the Senate: a dispute over gun-related language being offered by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) as part of his larger mental health bill.