The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology Act "directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide additional tools and resources to detect and intercept the supply of illicit fentanyl, which is our new big scourge", President Donald Trump said before signing the bill.
President Donald Trump is backing congressional efforts to beef up screening security at the USA border and ports of entry to stem the flow of the deadly opioid fentanyl onto American streets.More news: Florida House of Representatives passes legislation concerning federal immigration laws
"This is the epidemic", Markey said. Drugs are entering our country across our borders and even through our own postal system.
The effort of both OH senators is commendable since it addresses an important aspect of the opioid epidemic, a public health issue that continues to affect this state and many others.
Specifically, the legislation grants $9 million to the CBP to purchase hundreds of such devices as well as laboratory equipment.More news: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic in same half in Australian Open
"This law is about giving law enforcement the tools they need to keep fentanyl out of our country and off OH streets", Brown said.
Just before he signed the bill, Trump also made a head-scratching comment about the new measure. Find us on Facebook too!
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