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Congressman Fitzpatrick-Authored Drug Enforcement Bill Moves To Senate

A bill authored by local Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Democratic Congresswoman Niki Tsongas passed the House of Representatives Tuesday.

The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act [H.R. 2142] was approved by a bipartisan 412-3 vote and will now move to the Senate.

Fitzpatrick, Sinema to Introduce Legislation Restoring DEA’s Authority to Combat Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced today they are drafting bipartisan legislation to ensure that the Drug Enforcement Administration has the authority to carry out needed enforcement actions for drug diversion control investigations.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick promotes Bucks County drug takeback program

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick on Thursday issued a statement urging residents to turn in unused or expired medications through Bucks County's drug takeback program.

"Nearly 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from their friends and family," Fitzpatrick said. "As our community continues to grapple with the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic, it is crucial we take every step possible to stop prescription medication from falling into the wrong hands."

Fitzpatrick Continues Push for Addiction Treatment Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), vice chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force and a certified EMT, continued his fight to combat the opioid epidemic by ending the outdated and ineffective IMD Exclusion that blocks access to treatment for people who need inpatient treatment for addiction including some of society’s most vulnerable. Fitzpatrick is the author of the bipartisan Road to Recovery Act [H.R.