House Democrats Stop the Crackdown on Fentanyl Despite More Than 100K Americans Dying Each Year From Poisoning and Overdoses


    Although over 100,000 Americans are dying from drug overdoses and poisonings every year, many of which are fentanyl-related, House Democrats have stopped a plan that would crack down on the deadly substance coming almost entirely from the border into American communities.

    This week, 220 House Democrats voted against Rep. Michelle Fischbach's (R-MN) Halt All Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl Act that would have permanently categorized fentanyl-related drugs as Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act.

    A change like this would make it illegal to sell any fentanyl-related substance.

    In April, House Democrats blocked the consideration of legislation similar to this that would have tightened the rules on substances that are fentanyl-related. A consistent block against bills that would fight fentanyl poisonings and overdoses is occurring at the same time that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials have advised parents to have Naloxone in the event that their child is overdosing on the drug.

    The warning comes in response to fears that Mexican drug cartels, who traffic the majority of Chinese-made fentanyl to the U.S., are targeting children by putting tens of thousands of Fentanyl pills in Skittles and Nerds candy bags with vape pens.

    Recently In Phoenix, Arizona, investigators discovered more than one million Fentanyl pills in a stash house. Only two milligrams of Fentanyl could cause death to a person.

    In April, the CDC revealed the fact that over 100,000 Americans were killed by drug overdoses in the since a year ago. Almost two-thirds of the deaths were related to fentanyl.

    In Ohio, 81 percent of deaths due to drug overdoses were related to fentanyl in 2020. It's an uptick over 2019, 2018, and 2017, when fentanyl was connected to 71 to 76 percent of deaths from a drug overdose.

    Earlier this year, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official Anne Milgram declared that there were enough fentanyl drugs brought to America last year through the southern border “to kill every American” citizen.

    Certain Senate Republicans are proposing transferring the Title 42 authority of the CDC at the southern border, which permits officials to swiftly deport illegal immigrants, from a Chinese coronavirus-related strategy to a fentanyl-fighting strategy.


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