Trone’s FENTANYL Results Act passed by the House
Congressman David Trone’s (D-MD) Fighting Emerging Narcotics Through Additional Nations to Yield Lasting (FENTANYL) Results Act passed the U.S. House through the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation now awaits passage in the Senate.
The FENTANYL Results Act would authorize 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.
A record 108,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2021, and more than 200 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids. The FENTANYL Results Act has the potential to save countless lives and would work to ease the nation’s worsening synthetic opioid epidemic.
“I came to Congress to put an end to our nation’s worsening addiction crisis once and for all. Today’s passage of the FENTANYL Results Act is a crucial step toward preventing further loss in communities across our nation,” said Congressman Trone, co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force. “International cooperation is a key piece to solving this puzzle, and this legislation will allow us to press for international action to stop the flow of fentanyl into our country. This crisis is not just a public health priority, but also a national security priority.”