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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.

SHIELD ACT: Legislation introduced to shield military and law enforcement community during a budget impasse

Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA8) and Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV3) have introduced the Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence and Essential Law Enforcement Departments (SHIELD) Act [H.R. 1536], legislation which would prioritize pay for members of the military and law enforcement community in the event of a budget impasse.

Fitzpatrick, Rosen ‘SHIELD Act’ Protects Military, Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-AZ) have introduced the Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Departments (SHIELD) Act [H.R. 1536], legislation which would prioritize pay for members of the military and law enforcement community in the event of a budget impasse.

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