Washington, D.C. – Democrats in the House just BLOCKED the “HALT Fentanyl Act,” led by E&C Subcommittee Leaders Bob Latta (R-OH) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA). It would make the emergency class-wide scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances permanent.
During debate today on the House Floor, Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) offered a motion to recommit to provide immediate consideration of the HALT Fentanyl Act (H.R. 6184).
🚨 Democrats said NO.
They’re being soft on crime and refusing to address record high overdose deaths from deadly illicit fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances crossing our border.
Despite record-high seizures at the border, illicit fentanyl and its analogues are making way to communities across America and killing children with a weapons-grade poison they don’t know they’re consuming before it’s too late.
There are deadly consequences if Speaker Pelosi and Democrats allow this order to expire. WATCH ↓
Leader Rodgers recently shared Carson’s story on the House Floor. He was 23 when he purchased one pill from a drug dealer on Snapchat who told him in was Xanax. It was laced with illicit fentanyl and killed him instantly.
His mom, Molly, is one mom among an army of parents who are calling on Congress to take action and permanently place fentanyl-related substances in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. They’re parents who deserve justice because they’ve lost a child to poisoning from these deadly substances.
We don’t want anyone else to experience their pain. Read Leader Rodgers’ op-ed in the Washington Times on how we solve the fentanyl crisis and save lives.
“To make sure fentanyl-related substances don’t become street legal, Republicans are leading on the Halt Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl Act. This will give law enforcement the permanent tools they need to seize these poisons and keep our communities safe.
“Unfortunately, Democrats in the House are blocking action on this bill. Why? Because they want to weaken criminal penalties on traffickers who move fentanyl-related substances.
“We’re losing a record number of lives to this illicit fentanyl crisis. It doesn’t discriminate against anyone. It only takes one pill laced with a very small lethal dose to end a life and destroy a future like Carson’s. These substances are too deadly for anyone to be weak on traffickers.
“Molly asked me how many more letters from grieving parents is it going to take for Congress to take permanent action. The fact is it shouldn’t take another letter or another day. It shouldn’t take another lost loved one. These substances are too deadly for Congress to avoid action. For a more hopeful, prosperous, and healthier future in America, we must secure the border and pass the Halt Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl Act.”