About the bill
H.R. 2142 provides U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enhanced chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Specifically, this bill will ensure that CBP has additional portable chemical screening devices available at ports of entry and mail and express consignment facilities, and additional fixed chemical screening devices available in CBP laboratories.
Although prescription fentanyl can be misused, most fentanyl deaths are linked to illicitly manufactured fentanyl and illicit versions of chemically similar compounds known as fentanyl analogs.
The majority of fentanyl trafficked in the United States originates in Mexico or China. The drug is typically smuggled across the U.S. border or sent via mail or express consignment couriers. Fentanyl can also be ordered online. Because of its potency, fentanyl ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 10, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2018.
What legislators are saying
“House passes Tsongas, Fitzpatrick bipartisan anti-fentanyl bill”
— Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Oct 24, 2017
“Fitzpatrick Urges Participation in Prescription Drug Takeback Program”
— Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2018
What stakeholders are saying
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H.R. 2142 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2142. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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“H.R. 2142 — 115th Congress: INTERDICT Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. May 30, 2020 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2142>
INTERDICT Act, Pub. L. No. 115-112, H.R. 2142, 115th Cong. (2018).
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