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S. 708 (115th): INTERDICT Act

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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.

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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
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Markey Commends White House Opioid Commission Recommendations, Urges President to Act with Resources
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Sponsor) on Nov 1, 2017

National Law Enforcement Group Joins Call for Immediate Passage of Brown’s Bill to Keep Illegal Fentanyl out of Ohio
    — Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 21, 2017

Senator Markey Calls for Senate Action to Prevent Flow of Illicit Fentanyl Across the Border After House Passage of INTERDICT Act
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Sponsor) on Oct 24, 2017

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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 (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 S. 708. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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