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Senator Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Introduce the Ending the Fentanyl Crisis Act


U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Kennedy (R-La.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) introduced the Ending the Fentanyl Crisis Act of 2019 last week to ensure that sentencing penalties for trafficking fentanyl reflect the deadliness of the drug. This legislation marks a major step toward addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic.

“Fentanyl is deadly, and it is killing Americans every single day,” said Senator Blackburn. “It’s time the punishment fit the crime for these drug traffickers.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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