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H.R. 795: Protecting First Responders from Secondary Exposure Act of 2023

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To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the use of grant amounts for providing training and resources for first responders on the use of containment devices to prevent secondary exposure to fentanyl and other potentially lethal substances, and purchasing such containment devices for use by first responders.

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Sponsor and status

David Joyce

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Feb 2, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Feb 2, 2023

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12 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 5 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Chavez-DeRemer Joins Efforts to Deter Fentanyl Trafficking, Protect First Responders
    — Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer [R-OR5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 22, 2023

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What stakeholders are saying

MERIT Training Programs I applaud the efforts of Congressman Joyce and Senator Brown for identifying a seldom reported threat to the welfare of our frontline heroes who risk their lives daily. Whether responding to an overdose, enforcing the laws or fighting fires; illicit fentanyl …


Feb 2, 2023

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