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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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NGO warns migrants coming to border are already addicted to fentanyl

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An organization that helps those with drug addiction on the Mexico-U.S. border warned that fentanyl consumption has reached migrants arriving in Ciudad Juárez, where some already arrive with drug problems from their countries, according to Mexican government statistics and a report published by the EFE Spanish news agency.

ADN America reports that Julián Rojas Padilla, coordinator of Harm Reduction in the Compañeros Program (HRCP), a civil association that supports consumers who want to quit substances, told Spanish language media outlets that fentanyl mixed with other drugs in Juárez has become a popular new and dangerous choice of narcotics reaching the migrant population.

The anti-drug activist also said that among those arriving in Ciudad Juárez, they have detected some who ingest drugs and others who take them throughout their harsh migration journey to endure it.

“Without job opportunities, support networks, the vulnerable conditions in which they find themselves, all of this leaves them exposed to experimenting with other types of substances or to return to the substances that they already consumed from their place of origin or that they consumed there. for some time,” Rojas said, according to the agency.

The alert comes as pressure grows from the United States to control fentanyl trafficking from Mexico, which claims that the drug and its chemical precursors arrive from Asia to the country, where Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denies that there is a consumption problem.

A few weeks ago, the National Commission on Mental Health and Addictions (CONASAMA) reported the care of 430 patients for ingesting fentanyl in 2023, an increase of 29% compared to 333 the previous year.

“They are concentrated in states in the north of the country such as Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Sonora. This shows that the increase is at a local level, not national. However, the main concern revolves around its high lethality,” the entity warned in a report.

Rojas Padilla also explained that fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 150 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times more intense than morphine, which makes it deadly. He explained that it has an effect of sedation, lethargy and turning people like “zombies,” who remain immobile and lose track of time.

He also warned that this substance has no color or smell, so anyone who consumes any other drug adulterated with fentanyl can easily overdose. The expert warned that such a situation puts the migrant population even more at risk, because when they obtain a substance they do not have the possibility of knowing if it is adulterated with the powerful substance.

“People don’t realize until they consume it and have an overdose event,” he said. “That is the way to detect the presence of fentanyl,” he said

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