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H.R. 5762: Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5762 authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a Joint Task Force to better coordinate the interdiction of illicit fentanyl and other opioids entering the United States. Specifically, the legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the integration of the Department’s border security operations to “detect, interdict, disrupt, and prevent narcotics, such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, from entering the United States.” The legislation also authorizes the Department to engage the private sector in carrying out the mission of the Task ...

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Langevin

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

May 10, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 19, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

49% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 10, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jun 6, 2018
 
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.

Jun 14, 2018
 
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.

Jun 19, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5762 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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