Tag: fentanyl

Daines Effort to Crack Down on Fentanyl Crisis Included in NDAA 

U.S. SENATE – U.S.Senator Steve Daines, a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, today announced that his “FEND Off Fentanyl Act” was officially included in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate began voting on the NDAA this week. “Enough is enough. The fentanyl that is spilling through Joe Biden’s open border and into the Treasure State is destroying our local communities,” Daines said. “I am proud that my ‘FEND Off Fentanyl Act’ was officially included in this year’s NDAA, and included my specific concerns to add transparency to President Biden’s sanctions exemptions. I am working to ensure this legislation passes the Senate and is sent to

Weekly Video Release: Flathead County Sheriff Shares Impact of Fentanyl on Community

Daines Releases Final Video in Series Illustrating Montanans Affected by Fentanyl Crisis Washington, D.C. – As fentanyl continues to devastate Montana communities, U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the final video in a series highlighting Montanans affected by the fentanyl crisis. Each week, Daines highlighted a video on his social media channels of a Montanan talking about how President Biden’s failure to secure the southern border and stop the flow of fentanyl into Montana communities affects them personally.     This week, Senator Daines is highlighting the story of Sheriff Heino of Flathead County. He shares the devastating impact that fentanyl is having

Weekly Video Release: Billings Fire Captain Shares Impact of Fentanyl on Community

Daines Releases Next Video in Series Illustrating Montanans Affected by Fentanyl Crisis Washington, D.C. – As fentanyl continues to devastate Montana communities, U.S. Senator Steve Daines launched a video series highlighting Montanans affected by the fentanyl crisis. Each week, Daines will highlight a video on his social media channels of a Montanan talking about how President Biden’s failure to secure the southern border and stop the flow of fentanyl into Montana communities affects them personally.     This week, Senator Daines is highlighting the story of Billings Fire Captain George Richards. Captain Richards has been a firefighter for 23 years and has spent 17 years

Weekly Video Release: Montana Sheriff Highlights Dangers His Community Faces with Fentanyl

Daines Releases First Video in Series Illustrating Montanans’ Struggles with Fentanyl on National Fentanyl Awareness Day U.S. SENATE – On National Fentanyl Awareness Day, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he is launching a video series highlighting Montanans affected by the fentanyl crisis in Montana. Each week, Daines will highlight a video on his social media channels of a Montanan talking about how President Biden’s failure to secure the southern border and stop the flow of fentanyl into Montana communities affects them personally.     This week, Senator Daines is highlighting Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short. Sheriff Short explains the dangers of fentanyl in small Montana communities and

Daines Delivers Powerful Remarks on the Human Cost of Southern Border Crisis

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today about the fentanyl epidemic that is a direct result of the Biden administration’s failure to secure the southern border. Specifically, he highlighted Reilly Schrapps, a 24 year old from Butte who died after taking a pill laced with fentanyl last summer.   Click HERE to watch full remarks and HERE to download. Excerpts from Daines’ remarks as prepared for delivery: “When most people talk about the fentanyl crisis gripping our communities today, they talk about the numbers. And the numbers are powerful. In 2022, synthetic opioids, like deadly fentanyl, claimed over 75,000 lives in our country. It’s estimated over 150 people die

Daines Reintroduces Bill to Stop Fentanyl Trafficking into Montana

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with a group of Republican senators, reintroduced the “Stop Fentanyl Border Crossings Act,” that would add large-scale drug smuggling as an additional basis for Title 42 expedited removal immigration authority. Montana has seen a 1,100 percent increase in fatal overdoses linked to fentanyl since 2017. “The fentanyl that is coming through President Biden’s open southern border and into Montana is wreaking havoc on our local communities,” said Senator Daines. “We need to be using every resource at our disposal to stem the flood of illegal drugs into the United States, including Title 42. Montanans have had enough of

Daines Calls for Mexican Drug Cartels to be Labeled Terrorist Organizations on Fox’s The Story with Martha MacCallum

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Fox’s The Story with Marth MacCallum to discuss the national security threat posed by Mexican drug cartels and the bill he helped introduce to designate them foreign terrorist organizations. Daines on his bill to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations: “Look, enough is enough. These Mexican cartels are invading our country and they’re spreading fentanyl, methamphetamines across our communities. One hundred thousand Americans now are dying every year because of this. That’s equivalent to having a major airliner crash every day in our country. Ninety percent of those drugs are coming

Daines visits Helena, presents challenge coins to sheriff’s office

Source: Helena Independent Record U.S. Sen. Steve Daines visited the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday to thank the law enforcement agency for its efforts combating the surge of methamphetamine and fentanyl that he said is currently ravaging his home state. “It’s not lost on us how much more dangerous your jobs are with the escalation of drugs,” the Montana Republican said during a challenge coin presentation ceremony, flanked by Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton and Undersheriff Brent Colbert in the Law and Justice Center. “The scourge of fentanyl and meth, it’s just edge to edge

Daines’ State of the Union Guest Tom Schrapps Heads to Washington, D.C.

U.S. SENATE – Today U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ State of the Union guest Tom Schrapps, who lost his son Reilly to fentanyl poisoning, left Butte, Montana, to head to Washington, D.C. ahead of the President’s address tomorrow night. “I look forward to having Tom in our nation’s capital to shine a light on the horrible fentanyl crisis that sadly took his son Reilly’s life and is plaguing Montana communities. I hope that the President will hear stories like Tom and Reilly’s and do everything he can to secure our southern border and stop the flood of dangerous drugs like fentanyl in