Today Columbus Public Health officials and our local police and fire departments warned that a lethal and highly potent batch of heroin hit the Columbus area— 35 overdoses were reported in 24 hours!
We must stop these dangerous drugs from crossing the U.S. border and entering our communities.
That is why I am teaming up with Senator Rob Portman on the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act. Our bill would enhance the U.S. Postal Service’s process of tracking shipments from foreign countries to detect illicit and counterfeit goods, like synthetic drugs such as fentanyl and carfentanil that are being mixed with heroin, and stop them from entering the United States.
We must stand on a united front to fight this epidemic and save more lives. Click here to learn more about the STOP Act.
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FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
NEWS: I am introducing the #STOPact in the House to address the overdose spike from synthetic opioids. https://t.co/ViXDSCnS4R
The STOP Act Will Help Customs and Border Protection Keep Dangerous Drugs From Crossing the Border
The STOP Act would require shipments from foreign countries through the U.S. Postal Service to provide electronic advance data—such as who and where it is coming from, who it is going to, where it is going, and what is in it—to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before crossing the U.S. border.
OTHER NEWS FROM OHIO’S 12TH DISTRICT & ACROSS THE STATE
The Administration’s Proposed Section 385 Regulations are Hurting Ohio’s Economy
A Zanesville Artist Sculpted Ohio’s New Thomas Edison Statue
Alan Cottrill is the distinguished sculptor who made and designed the Ohio’s new Thomas Edison statue in the U.S. Capitol.
As Alan told the Columbus Dispatch at the unveiling last week, he is now one of only a handful of sculptors who are still alive to see their work in Statuary Hall.
On behalf of our district, I’d like to congratulate Alan on this remarkable achievement.
For years to come, when we walk through the Capitol, we won’t be just telling visitors about the inventor who was born in Milan but also the sculptor from Zanesville.
Honoring Ohio’s Female Veterans
On September 10, I joined 800 Ohioans at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport to welcome our area’s first all-female veterans Honor Flight home. To these remarkable women, thank you for your service to our nation.
Representatives Tiberi, Beatty & Stivers Introduce H.R. 6038 Supporting National Designation for the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus
Our service members bravely answer the call to serve our nation. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is just one way we can honor them and their families, and ensure future generations know about the many sacrifices they made for us. Read more.
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