- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedFebruary 7th, 2019
- house Committees
Fentanyl is a major contributor to America’s deadly opioid crisis, causing thousands of deaths a year. It’s necessary to do everything we can to prevent it from entering the U.S., including making countries that don’t do enough to curb fentanyl trafficking from within their borders ineligible for U.S. foreign aid.
The main target of this bill, China, is already taking numerous actions to fight the fentanyl epidemic. Moreover, given that fentanyl imports into the U.S. are driven by domestic demand — i.e., the opioid epidemic — it’d be more effective to focus on reducing opioid abuse, rather than limiting fentanyl imports.