Senate Unanimously Adopts Manchin Amendment to Investigate Illicit Chinese Fentanyl
Washington, D.C. – The Senate adopted U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) amendment to a package of appropriations bills that would appropriate $1 million to go toward investigating how to prevent illicit fentanyl from China from entering the United States. The amendment passed 99-0.
“Today, the drug epidemic is not only fueled by prescriptions and drug cartels but also by illicit fentanyl from China. Just two milligrams of fentanyl will kill most people. This amendment is simple – it dedicates $1 million for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence within the Department of Treasury to investigate the illicit trade of synthetic opioids coming into our country from China. We must update our laws in order to deal with this problem and I’m glad it will be included in this appropriations package,” Senator Manchin said.
The purpose of this amendment is to make funding available for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence of the Department of the Treasury to investigate the illicit trade of synthetic opioids originating from the People's Republic of China. To read the full amendment, click here.
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