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H.R. 3722: Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019

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To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a Joint Task Force to enhance integration of the Department of Homeland Security's border security operations to detect, interdict, disrupt, and prevent narcotics, such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, from entering the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Langevin

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

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jul 11, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 27, 2019

This bill passed in the House on September 27, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
38% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Langevin Bill to Prevent Fentanyl Trafficking Reported Favorably by Homeland Security Committee
    — Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2] (Sponsor) on Jul 17, 2019

Congressman Hank Johnson connects with thousands during town hall series
    — Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] on Oct 16, 2019

the daily leader: friday, september 27, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 26, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 3722 will be negligible.

History

Jul 11, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jul 17, 2019
 
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.

Aug 30, 2019
 
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.

Sep 20, 2019
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 27, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3722 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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