Rep. John James intro­duces bipar­ti­san bill to expand sanc­tions over fen­tanyl

Rep. John James introduces bipartisan bill to expand sanctions over fentanyl

EXCLUSIVE — In a con­cert­ed response to com­bat the alarm­ing rise in fen­tanyl-relat­ed deaths, Reps. John James (R‑MI) and Brit­tany Pet­tersen (D‑CO) intro­duced leg­is­la­tion to strength­en exist­ing sanc­tions on fen­tanyl traf­fick­ers by extend­ing the scope to encom­pass asso­ci­a­tions and facil­i­ta­tors of these illic­it oper­a­tions.
“Fen­tanyl has dev­as­tat­ed and uproot­ed the lives of so many Michi­gan­ders and Amer­i­can fam­i­lies,” James said in a press release. “And unfor­tu­nate­ly, much of the heart­break that these fam­i­lies are expe­ri­enc­ing relat­ed to fen­tanyl deaths stems from issues on the south­ern bor­der. The FREED Act will strength­en tools that we already use against Rus­sia and Iran to go after fen­tanyl traf­fick­ers in Mex­i­co and through­out the west­ern hemi­sphere to strength­en our defense against this dead­ly drug.”
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The bipar­ti­san bill obtained by the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er, called the Fen­tanyl Reduc­tion Engrained by Eco­nom­ic Deter­rence Act, was crea …