Sensenbrenner-Backed Legislation to Fight Synthetic Opioids Clears House
"SITSA will help our drug enforcement agencies keep up with the constant development of new deadly street drugs, and I’m proud to cosponsor it."
Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) is a co-sponsor of the SITSA Act, which modernizes the Controlled Substance Act by adding a new schedule, Schedule A, to the five existing schedules. It also immediately schedules 13 known synthetic fentanyl compounds to the Schedule A list. In an effort to keep up with ever-evolving drug analogues, the bill would expand the U.S. Attorney General’s authority to add new substances to the Schedule A list as they are discovered.
Rep. Sensenbrenner: “SITSA will help our drug enforcement agencies keep up with the constant development of new deadly street drugs, and I’m proud to cosponsor it. Its passage is a great step in addressing drug analogues that contribute to the opioid epidemic. Congress must build upon this momentum and pass my SOFA Act, which gives law enforcement even stronger tools to combat the opioid epidemic. I am committed to using every legislative tool at my disposal to win the fight against opioid abuse.”
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