It’s fueling America’s fentanyl crisis.
Today marks the first-ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. There’s a fentanyl crisis plaguing communities across America – and it’s being fueled by President Biden and his administration’s radical open border agenda.
Illicit fentanyl overdoses are now the number one cause of death among adults 18-45. More than COVID-19, cancer, heart disease, and all other accidents. Illicit fentanyl overdose deaths among adolescents accounted for 77% of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021. Despite an overdose crisis that is killing more than 100,000 people a year, with illicit fentanyl causing the majority of overdose deaths, President Biden and his administration want to lift Title 42.
As a Biden administration confirmed in an Energy and Commerce Hearing, the southern border is the primary way illicit fentanyl is making its way into communities across the United States. Because of Biden’s open border agenda, every state is now a border state. This crisis will only get worse if Title 42 is lifted.
Just last week, ABC News reported: “Investigators said Chinese drug suppliers send the ingredients to make fentanyl to cartels in Mexico. After creating the fentanyl, either in raw powder or pill form, the cartels would ship them across the border in trucks.”
The Biden administration knows its open border agenda is harmful to the security and the safety of communities across the country. It’s created a humanitarian crisis, a national security crisis, and a public health crisis. This isn’t what Americans want. Americans want a secure border and safer communities, and they want leadership that reflects these priorities.
Energy and Commerce Republicans are continuing to push for answers and urge President Biden to secure our southern border and give law enforcement the tools they need to stop the scourge of illegal drugs, especially weapon-grade poisons like illicit fentanyl. ↓
Congresswomen Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) are leading on the “Securing the Border for Public Health Act” to allow for the implementation of Title 42 Public Health Authorities to stop the import of certain illicit controlled substances including narcotics, opiates, opium derivatives, and fentanyl-related substances.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw joined America’s Newsroom to discuss the disastrous Biden Border Crisis and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas’ failed leadership. Watch:
The COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s response to the pandemic—as well as the increasingly lethal drug supply made available by the Biden Border Crisis—are undoubtably a large factor as to why the number of overdose deaths have skyrocketed. Leader Rodgers, Rep. Guthrie, and Rep. Griffith are calling on Secretary Becerra to investigate:
Don’t miss these highlights: