About the bill
More than 20,000 Americans died from synthetic drug overdoses in 2016. That represents 31 percent of all drug overdose deaths, a surging percentage in recent years — more than double the number from 2015.
A bill called the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act aims to combat on the growing epidemic of synthetic drug deaths. But would it give Jeff Sessions too much power?
There are more than 400 known types of synthetic — or “artificial” — drugs, which mimic the effects of substances including cocaine and ecstasy. They’ve largely begun to flood the market in recent years, this decade in particular.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), quite simply, cannot keep up. The bureaucratic process they follow when determining whether a drug should be put on ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 24th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2018
Length: 30 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 15, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
75 Cosponsors (67 Republicans, 8 Democrats)
Statement of Administration Policy
President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: H.R. 2851 – Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017, and Substitute Amendment to H.R. 5788 – Synthetic Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act of 2018 (Jun 12, 2018)
What legislators are saying
“McCaul Touts Comprehensive Package to Combat Opioid Crisis”
— Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 22, 2018
H.R. 2851 (115th) was 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2851. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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SITSA Act, H.R. 2851, 115th Cong. (2017).
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