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Fitzpatrick Sees Passage of Important First Bill

On Wednesday, Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick announced passage by President Donald Trump of the INTERDICT Act, a bill that gives Customs agencies needed support at the border in the fight against drug trafficking.

The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Directing Incoming Contraband with Technology Act (INTERDICT) was sponsored by Fitzpatrick and Rep. Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts.

Bipartisan Heroin Task Force to push agenda that includes ‘robust funding’ to address opioid crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Bipartisan Heroin Task Force kicked off the new year on Wednesday by unveiling an expanded agenda that includes several new measures and a push for increased funding to help get a grip on the country’s deadly opioid addiction crisis.

It is a crisis that continues to claim lives. More than 63,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2016, according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among those deaths, about 42,000 involved opioids.

BREAKING: Fitzpatrick Bill Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) aimed at combating the opioid epidemic was signed into law by the President Wednesday evening at the White House. The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act [H.R. 2142] provides 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.

Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Releases Legislative Agenda for 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force led by Representatives Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) released its legislative agenda for 2018. The agenda includes commonsense, bipartisan legislation to address the opioid epidemic by supporting prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts.

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