Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Oversight of the Implementation of the STOP Act, Hearing Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, December 10, 2020 [open pdf - 14MB]
This is the December 10, 2020 hearing on "Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Oversight of the Implementation of the STOP [Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention] Act," held before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Rob Portman: "Today's hearing is the continuation of our work in this Subcommittee on the Federal Government's efforts to crack down on the fentanyl coming into our country and more broadly to deal with the fentanyl and opioid crisis that has seized our entire country and every State represented in this chamber. We started with a hearing in May 2017 examining how illicit fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, is being shipped into the United States through the U.S. mail. We found out that, unbelievably, almost all this was coming through the mail system into our communities from China, and it was the number one killer and remains the number one killer." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Eric Green, Robert Cintron, and Thomas F. Overacker.
S. Hrg. 116-532; Senate Hearing 116-532
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