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A bill to improve the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to interdict fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, and other narcotics and psychoactive substances that are illegally imported into the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Mar 23, 2017


Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 2142: INTERDICT Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 10, 2018. (compare text)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 23, 2017

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

Oct 4, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

S. 708 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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