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H.R. 2142: INTERDICT Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2142 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 2142 provides U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enhanced chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Specifically, this bill will ensure that CBP has additional portable chemical screening devices available at ports of entry and mail and express consignment facilities, and additional fixed chemical screening devices available in CBP laboratories.

Although prescription fentanyl can be misused, most fentanyl deaths are linked to illicitly manufactured fentanyl and illicit versions of chemically similar compounds known as fentanyl analogs.

The majority of fentanyl trafficked in the United States originates in Mexico or China. The drug is typically smuggled across the U.S. border or sent via mail or express consignment couriers. Fentanyl can also be ordered online. Because of its potency, fentanyl typically comes in small amounts, making it more difficult for authorities to detect.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


Congress
115th Congress
Date
Oct 24, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#574
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 412
 
 
95%
226 186
  Nay 3
 
 
1%
2 1
Not Voting 17
 
 
4%
10 7
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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