According to a press release, yesterday Congressman Bryan Steil released a statement announcing two amendments offered to combat illicit fentanyl overdoses that will be included in the House FY 2023 Appropriations Minibus.
The amendments include:
Transferring $5 million to combat the illicit importation of opioids, including fentanyl, through international mail facilities and land ports-of entry. This funding will be offset by transferring funds from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Transferring $5 million to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (HIDTA) to combat the increase in overdoses from fentanyl. Offset from the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses account.
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