“I saw my daughter brought into this world and I saw her leave this world.”
Fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances are killing more Americans than ever before—people like Matt Capelouto’s daughter Alexandra. Two days before Christmas in 2019 she took half a pill laced with fentanyl and died instantly.
With record amounts of fentanyl and its fentanyl-related substances being seized at our southern border, lives are on the line.
This is a crisis.
The emergency class-wide scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances is set to expire on February 18, 2022. These weapons-grade poisons can be as deadly and even more dangerous than pure fentanyl.
The clock is ticking to make sure law enforcement will always have the tools they need to keep these drugs off our streets and from crossing the border. There are deadly consequences if Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats allow this order to expire or continue to kick the can down the road with temporary extensions.
Republicans on Energy and Commerce are leading on the HALT Fentanyl Act to make the emergency class-wide scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances permanent.