Every one of us knows someone who has been impacted by the deadly opioid epidemic. Tragically, illicit fentanyl crosses our borders and ruins too many lives and communities across Pennsylvania and the nation. We must do more to stop the flow of this deadly drug that is 50 times more powerful than heroin.
That is why I introduced the bipartisan Blocking Deadly Fentanyl Imports Act. This legislation is a commonsense update to existing law that will hold nations accountable for producing and exporting illicit fentanyl into the United States.
I hosted two events this week - in York and Bethlehem - to hear from those fighting this epidemic on the ground. Our communities are making progress, but it's going to take all of us - elected officials, law enforcement, health care providers, neighbors and friends - to stem the tide of the epidemic and save lives.
Read more about my visit to York in the York Dispatch.