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Outrageous: House Democrats Block Fentanyl Trafficking Bill

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A health crisis has found its way to America with a growing number of fentanyl crossing the border, increasing deadly drug overdoses. On Wednesday, House Democrats actually blocked H.R. 6184, the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl Act.

The resolution was introduced by Republican Representatives Morgan Griffith of Virginia and Kat Cammack of Florida. House Rules Republicans’ Twitter account tweeted about the abhorrent move:

“FLOOR ALERT: @HouseDemocrats blocked @HouseGOP requests to consider @RepMGriffith’s bill to keep fentanyl a controlled substance, a critical tool to stop illegal trafficking of fentanyl across Biden’s open border & keep these deadly substances from claiming more American lives.”

The severity of the crisis has been demonstrated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) which announced they seized a record-breaking 11,201 pound of fentanyl in 2021. In just the first three months of fiscal year 2022, they have already seized more than 2,700 pounds – almost more than the amount seized during the entire 2019 year at 2,804 pounds.

“We recently learned from the CDC that between May 2020 and April 2021 more than a hundred thousand overdose deaths occurred in the United States – an increase of nearly 30 percent over the previous year…Because fentanyl has a proven medical use, it is considered a Schedule II narcotic, but elicit derivations of fentanyl, also called fentanyl-analogs or fentanyl-related substances, do not tend to demonstrate medical value,” said Griffith.

Townhall reports:

The bill would have permanently placed fentanyl-related substances into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal to sell the molecularly-altered fentanyl substance manufactured by criminals, instead of its normal classification as a Schedule II under the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are “defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The emergency class-wide scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances is set to expire on February 18.

Fentanyl and related drugs, trafficked through the U.S.-Mexico border, are currently the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the United States.

Mexican drug cartels, using substances imported from China, have largely switched over to producing and trafficking fentanyl because it is not limited to a growing season and it is easier to smuggle through the ports of entry and between the ports of entry along the southern border.

Griffith’s bill would have granted researchers the ability to conduct studies on these substances.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Bobber

    February 3, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Let it flow. It will clean out the crud in America.

  2. Sandra Bo

    February 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Why are D’s blocking this?

  3. Sherry A Little

    February 4, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Demorats are really trying to disable the people of USA this action is really showing their STUPID THINKING!

  4. phyllis strickland

    February 4, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Can you please give us the names of the congressmen that would not pass this bill so we can get them out of office

  5. Sherry Berry

    February 4, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Would you please provide a list of Congresspersons who voted for and against this bill. Thank you.

  6. David Jonathan Rosenberg

    February 4, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Apparently the Democratic members of the House are in bed with the trafficking of fentanyl or more precisely with China. It is clear that Pelosi, at least, is in bed with China. She and her husband have financial interests with China. China makes money off of the fentanyl, Pelosi makes money off of China. That simple.

  7. Lee

    February 5, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    Under the Trump Administration Americans were put on the front burner and America was winnings. Under the biden administration China is put on the front burner and China wins, while American lives are put at risk and America loses.

    Democrats have become evil Demon-crats, showing their true hatred of America by creating draconian laws and mandates that appear to follow the wishes of China. China owns America in more ways than one. And we are progressively being turned into China West. Sad! Very Sad!

  8. Carlos Pereira

    February 9, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Wow are they not mothers and fathers first or is it all about CCP and the money wow really really sad the number of deaths not enough ? 100000

  9. Richard Kent

    February 10, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO DO ABBOUT IT??? JUST TALK ABOUT IT??? DAMMM I’M SICK OF THIS!!!!!!

  10. Stuart

    February 17, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    An exact quote from the article: –

    Fentanyl and related drugs, trafficked through the U.S.-Mexico border, are currently the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the United States.” Since it has been a well-documented FACT for several years now, why is our unbelievably corrupt/inept federal government still concentrating its inarguably failed “War on Drugs,” e.g., War on Innocent Americans” on innocent chronic pain patients and their equally innocent pain physicians?

    While the corrupt and equally inept CDC, DEA, and DOJ continue to fraudulently prosecute innocent chronic pain patients merely for being sick. Including fraudulently prosecuting their pain physicians merely for trying to help their patients survive yet another day dealing with agonizing intractable pain. Tons of illicit narcotics are simply walked across our nonexistent borders every single day.

    With the direct help from the aforementioned corrupt government agencies (the CDC, DEA, and DOJ) America has finally reached the sickening milestone of over 100,000 drug overdoses (from illicit drugs, not prescribed medications) in a single year.

    How many more Americans need to prematurely die from overdoses from illicit narcotics walked across our nonexistent borders before our corrupt/inept government finally targets the well-known culprits, China and the Mexican Cartels?

    To any other nation, the killing of 100,000 of its citizens by any foreign nation would constitute irrevocable grounds for a Declaration of War.

  11. Norman N Wilson

    February 18, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Of course, they blocked it. The Cartels pay the Democrat Party to keep the border open and allow them to bring in a certain amount of drugs each month. Why do you think Biden wants the Border open? Hunter needs his drugs.

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Report: U.S. investigated ties between drug cartel and Mexican President’s allies

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U.S. investigators have been looking into ties between drug cartels and allies of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, The New York Times reported. The investigation, which spanned several years, looked into allegations that drug cartels had met and provided Obrador’s allies with millions of dollars after he assumed office in 2018, according to NYT. The investigation was ultimately closed, in part because of the sensitive diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.

Drug cartels have had a known hold on Mexico and its government for decades by paying off and manipulating officials, police and politicians, according to the NYT. Obrador decried the allegations as “completely false.” He said it would not affect the U.S.-Mexico relationship “in any way” but said he wanted a response from the U.S. government.

The Daily Caller News Foundation writes that the recent decision to close the inquiry into Obrador’s allies came in part because sensitivities surrounding of the arrest of Zepeda, which Obrador and his allies were angered by and felt was based on “fabricated” charges, according to NYT. The Department of Justice reversed the indictment and released Zepeda after facing pressure from Obrador’s administration.

“The investigation found no direct ties between Obrador, himself, and the cartels, and some of the information was collected by informants who are often incorrect, according to NYT.” Some informant accounts suggested that Obrador’s allies met with the leader of the Sinaloa cartel prior to his election in 2018.

The Daily Caller News Foundation notes of the Times’ report:

Prior investigations into Mexican officials tied to the cartel have resulted in criminal charges by the U.S. before, such as in the 2020 case of Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and the 2023 case of former Public Security Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna.

Another account suggested that the leader of the infamously violent Zetas cartel paid out $4 million to two of Obrador’s confidants as an attempted bribe to get released from prison, according to NYT. One account claimed that the cartels possessed video evidence of Obrador’s son picking up drug money.

U.S. investigators also tracked payments made by suspected cartel members to intermediaries of Obrador, according to NYT. One payment was made while Obrador was in Sinaloa visiting the mother of notorious drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera – informally known as El Chapo – who is currently serving a life sentence in U.S. federal prison.

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