Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that a proposed safe injection site violates federal law:

“Today’s decision by the Third Circuit affirms what we believed to be true: federal law does not allow for safe injection sites and the power to permit such activity rests solely with Congress. It is welcome news that this court followed the text of the law instead of making policy decisions on its own.”

Senator Toomey filed an amicus brief in May 2020 seeking to prevent a safe injection site from opening in Pennsylvania.