Bryan Steil Sends Letter to Biden Administration Regarding Fentanyl and Fentanyl-Related Substances
According to a press release from Wisconsin District 1 Representative, Bryan Steil, he recently sent a letter along with 116 other Republicans to President Biden urging the Administration to take immediate action on fentanyl coming from China and across the southern border. The letter claims that fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances are fueling the overdose epidemic, killing 64,178 Americans between May 2020 and April 2021, and making up 64% of total U.S. overdose deaths. Fentanyl related substances have been on a temporary scheduling for Schedule I classification, which will expire on February 18, 2022 when government funding expires. The letter seeks to make the Schedule I classification of fentanyl and fentanyl related substances permanent, meaning no medical benefit for this drug.