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(OP-ED) Congressman Fitzpatrick: ‘Police Week, Every Week’

My great-uncle, Philip Fitzpatrick, was a proud patrolman with the NYPD. He was also a poet, often writing about the world he knew as a “soldier of peace.” As we’ve recognized Police Week 2017, I’ve found myself thinking of him and a line from one of his poems where he wrote: “When he kisses his wife and children goodbye, there’s the chance he will see them no more.”

Brian Fitzpatrick bill targets smuggling of deadly opioid fentanyl

Fentanyl, a prescription painkiller that is among the most popular and yet deadliest synthetic opioids sold on the illicit market, has been targeted by new legislation introduced Tuesday by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown. 

Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Rep. Niki Tsongas, a Democrat, the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act will provide more funding and equipment to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Fitzpatrick, Tsongas Bill Targets Synthetic Drug 50x Stronger Than Heroin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) have introduced the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act, a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic. The legislation would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the latest in chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

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