Fentanyl Sanctions Act Included In Defense Authorization Act
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and Congressman Anthony Brindisi say following their push, the bipartisan Fentanyl Sanctions Act has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.
The bill will hold China and other countries accountable for their commitments to crack down on producers and traffickers of fentanyl and other deadly synthetic opioids
The legislation will also provide the U.S. government with more tools and resources to sanction illicit traffickers from China, Mexico and other countries.
“Too many families have been ripped apart by fentanyl in New York. It’s clear we must do more to get these drugs off our streets,” said Brindisi. “I am proud to include this bipartisan solution to impose effective sanctions on illicit fentanyl manufacturers and give law enforcement the tools and resources they need to stop these deadly drugs from entering our country.
The Defense Authorization Act is expected to pass early next week.