Steve King takes part in Trump signing of bill combating opioid trafficking

Steve King takes part in Trump signing of bill combating opioid trafficking

Such a moment came Wednesday when President Donald Trump signed the Interdict Act, a federal bill which had been introduced previous year by Ohio Sen.

President Donald Trump is backing congressional efforts to beef up screening security at the US border and ports of entry to stem the flow of the deadly opioid fentanyl onto American streets.

The INTERDICT Act appropriates approximately $9 million to increase the number of chemical screening devices, as well as scientists to interpret data from these devices. Drugs are entering our country across our borders and even through our own postal system.

Brown, who publicly encouraged Trump to sign the bill Friday, notes that the flow of fentanyl across the U.S. -Mexico border is having a devastating effect on the population of Ohio.

Trump has made fighting the opioid epidemic a centerpiece of his administration, though critics say he hasn't dedicated almost enough money or resources to make a difference.

Specifically, the INTERDICT Act will help equip U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with scanning devices and other technologies to detect synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

"So we're going to sign this". "The INTERDICT Act will help us fight back against the growing drug crisis by enhancing our enforcement efforts and ensuring law enforcement professionals have the tools and resources they need to keep risky drugs out of our country".

Senator Edward Markey spoke to reporters after the bill signing.

"And we're going to find the answer".

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