WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a certified emergency medical technician and vice-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, has been included in a report by the National Governors Association’s on recommendations to address the opioid epidemic.
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.
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.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is writing a prescription for new drug policy.
The group of 100, including the co-chairman, U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Bucks, Wednesday laid out an aggressive agenda that includes 17 bills aimed at reducing deaths related to opioid and heroin addiction.
U.S. customs agents soon will have more resources to enhance fentanyl and synthetic opioid screening efforts at the border, after President Trump on Wednesday signed legislation co-authored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) aimed at combating the opioid epidemic passed the Senate Thursday night and now heads to the White House to be signed into law. The measure passed the House in October by a vote of 412-3.