Tag: Stop Fentanyl Border Crossing Act

Daines Talks Effects of Fentanyl, Crime in Montana

“Montana’s Tribal communities are ground zero for this destruction” U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the need to support law enforcement in Indian Country as they combat the devastating impact of the fentanyl crisis and crime on Native American communities. Watch Daines’ opening remarks HERE. “Each time I meet with Tribal leaders from Montana, law enforcement is their top priority. Indian Country is in a crisis. Tribal leaders I have spoken with have told me they feel like they are at war. Multiple reservations in Montana have declared a state of emergency in response to

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