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September 24, 2021

Congressman David Trone’s Bipartisan Bill to Stop Fentanyl Trafficking Passes the U.S. House of Representatives

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September 24, 2021

Contact: Sloane Gallagher, Sloane.Gallgher@mail.house.gov 

Congressman David Trone’s Bipartisan Bill to Stop Fentanyl Trafficking Passes the U.S. House of Representatives 

The FENTANYL Results Act passes the House floor. 

WASHINGTON — Late yesterday, Congressman David Trone’s (MD-06) Fighting Emerging Narcotics Through Additional Nations to Yield Lasting (FENTANYL) Results Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate for consideration. 

The FENTANYL Results Act would increase global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking. The bipartisan bill would authorize two programs through the State Department that would build foreign law enforcement capacity to detect synthetic drugs and carry out an international exchange program for drug demand reduction experts. The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s top Republican, Michael McCaul (R-TX), co-authored the legislation. 

“We need to tackle the opioid crisis from every angle, and that includes working with international partners to curb drug trafficking and save lives,”  said Congressman David Trone, Co-Chair of the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking. “I’m honored to work with Ranking Member Michael McCaul on this piece of legislation that will prevent the flow of fentanyl and other synthetic drugs into the United States, and quite frankly, save lives.”

The U.S. House unanimously passed the FENTANYL Results Act late last year, but the Congressional session ended before the Senate could act to send the bill to the President’s desk.  

To read bill text, click here

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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