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H.R. 2142: INTERDICT Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Niki Tsongas

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 24, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Apr 25, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 24, 2017

This bill passed in the House on October 24, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

33% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 25, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 7, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 21, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Oct 19, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Oct 24, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2142 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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