Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Drug trafficking, illicit manufacturing, and a wide-open southern border have led to fentanyl being the leading killer of our young people ages 18-45. Most who die from fentanyl poisoning didn't even know they were consuming drugs.
This is a tragic crisis exacerbated by President Biden's open border policies. Our community's proximity to the border makes this even worse for our children and families. It's affecting our colleagues, our schools, and our homes.
House Republicans are committed to shining a spotlight on the current fentanyl crisis spreading throughout our country. Thank you to the brave families who shared their stories of loss to fentanyl poisoning at our roundtable. You are heard, and your loss will never be forgotten. I will continue to work on keeping our families safe.
We must close the southern border and protect our communities once and for all. Enough is enough.