Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, announced his legislation to combat America’s fentanyl crisis will advance to a critical next step in the legislative process, bringing it closer to becoming law. The FEND Off Fentanyl Act aims to stop the flow of deadly fentanyl into our country by choking off the income source of those who traffic in synthetic opioids. The bill will be debated and is expected to be passed out of his committee Wednesday, which prepares the bill to be voted on by the full Senate.
“Since becoming Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, I’ve stressed the importance of regular order and called for the negotiation and development of consensus solutions to the most pressing issues facing the Committee. I’m most proud the Committee will take up my FEND Off Fentanyl bill to address the deadly fentanyl epidemic plaguing our communities. Americans want meaningful action on fentanyl, and it is past time this Committee utilizes our economic tools to choke off the profits of the cartels and Chinese chemical suppliers,” said Senator Scott.
The legislative markup of Senator Scott’s FEND Off Fentanyl Act can be viewed LIVE on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 9:30am ET on the Senate Banking Committee’s website.