February 15, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries

 

WASHINGTON  - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in introducing the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers here in the United States.

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STAT News: Aiming to choke off shipments of powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is introducing legislation on Tuesday to require more information on packages mailed into the US.

The bill, sponsored in the Senate by Republicans Rob Portman and Marco Rubio along with Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Maggie Hassan, was introduced late last Congress but never moved.

… The legislation would require packages shipped into the United States from foreign postal services and through the US Postal Service to provide advanced electronic data, which includes who is sending the package, where they are sending it from, who it’s being sent to, and what the package contains.

Washington Examiner: A bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday in both the Senate and House aims to stop the trafficking of synthetic drugs such as fentanyl, which are 50 times more potent than heroin. The Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention Act aims to target weaknesses in the international mail system that enables the drugs to get into the U.S. from overseas.

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced the Senate bill Tuesday.

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