About the bill
252 bipartisan House cosponsors, more than for almost any other bill in recent memory, endorse the STOP Act, which aims to halt opioids like fentanyl from coming into America from other countries.
Opioid deaths from overdoses on products such as fentanyl have surged in recent years, with fatalities last year eclipsing the peak year of deaths for car crashes, guns, or AIDS. President Trump in October declared the opioid epidemic an official “public health emergency,” one level below the highest declaration of “national emergency.”
Much of the product arrives in the U.S. through the mail from other nations, primarily China although Mexico and Canada are other large sources.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Ohio. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 11 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 14, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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34 Cosponsors (20 Republicans, 13 Democrats, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Ohio Leaders Praise Senate Passage of Portmans Bipartisan STOP Act”
— Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Sep 18, 2018
“Manchin Applauds President Trump's Plan to End the Opioid Epidemic”
— Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 19, 2018
Sep 7, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3292 (114th).
Feb 14, 2017
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S. 372 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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