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December 25, 2022

FENTANYL Results Act Signed Into Law by President Biden

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Congressman David Trone’s (MD-06) Fighting Emerging Narcotics Through Additional Nations to Yield Lasting (FENTANYL) Results Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden through the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation passed the Senate last week and will increase global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking. Earlier this week, Trone also announced that the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act – a package of over 30 bills (eight of which Trone led or co-led) to combat the addiction and mental health crises – were included in the omnibus funding deal, which is slated to pass the House later today.

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 last year, 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.