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ICYMI:STOP Act Would Limit Use Of USPS for Illicit Drugs

The STOP Act will help stop dangerous drugs from being shipped from China to traffickers here in the U.S.

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Washington, October 12, 2016 | Olivia Hnat | comments
On October 7, 2016, Senator Rob Portman and Reps. Pat Tiberi and Richard Neal sent the following letter to the editors of the Wall Street Journal:

We wholeheartedly agree with Arthur Herman and John P. Walters’s “Why Drug Runners Love the U.S. Postal Service” (op-ed, Sept. 30) that one of the biggest obstacles in our efforts to stop illicit drugs from entering our country is loopholes in our own U.S. mail system. What they don’t mention, however, is that there is already bipartisan legislation out there to shut down these loopholes. It’s called the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, and it will help stop dangerous drugs from being shipped from China to traffickers here in the U.S. In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses in the U.S. than any year on record—on average now of about 120 people every day. Together we must work to stop this epidemic. It’s time for the House and Senate to pass the STOP Act.

Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) 
Rep. Pat Tiberi (R., Ohio)
Rep. Richard Neal (D., Mass.)

Washington

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