Rep. Steve King attends Oval Office signing of bill targeting opioid trafficking

President Trump signs the INTERDICT Act  White House

President Trump signs the INTERDICT Act White House

US President Donald Trump signed the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology, orINTERDICT Act [text, PDF], on Wednesday, with the objective of affording border protection agents enhanced opioid screening technology.

Trump has made fighting the opioid epidemic a centerpiece of his administration, though critics say he hasn't dedicated almost enough money or resources to make a difference. "That's bipartisan, when I give it to a Democrat".

Trump also warned that drug traffickers are "using our postal system and they're killing our people".

"So we're going to sign this".

The effort of both OH senators is commendable since it addresses an important aspect of the opioid epidemic, a public health issue that continues to affect this state and many others.

Both Senators said they're very pleased the act was signed into law.

The act will help equip U.S. Customs and Border Protection with scanning devices and other technologies that would help detect synthetic opioids like fetanyl.

10 signed a bill aimed at beefing up efforts to keep fentanyl from entering the United States from Mexico.

The INTERDICT Act authorize $15 million for hundreds of new screening devices and lab equipment as well as facilities and personnel for "24/7 lab support".

"And we're going to find the answer". There is an answer.

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