Many thought this might never happen due to the vast majority of Democrats who choose to obstruct and play politics rather than work together for the good of the American people.
President Trump, through a bipartisan effort with Republicans and Democrats, has signed a new law (H.R. 2142) designed to “end the flow of drugs into our country.”
President Trump has, for quite some time, been outspoken on the opioid crisis that has plagued the country for years.
An alarming and increasing number of Americans suffer from addiction to opium-based drugs, and countless lives have been ruined or lost.
The unsecured border between the U.S. and Mexico, especially under the Obama administration’s weak immigration policies, served as a conduit for illegal aliens to traffic black-market drugs, including stolen and “knock off” prescription drugs and heroin.
“Together, we are committed to doing everything we can to combat the deadly scourge of drug addiction and overdose in the United States,” said the president, whose efforts to implement proper border security are underway.
Yesterday, I signed the #INTERDICTAct (H.R. 2142) with bipartisan members of Congress to help end the flow of drugs into our country. Together, we are committed to doing everything we can to combat the deadly scourge of drug addiction and overdose in the United States! pic.twitter.com/ELZvFol5Lo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2018
Although Democrats spent the entirety of President Trump’s first year in office refusing to cooperate on any issues and choosing to focus on obstruction and impeachment fantasies, 2018 has seen some Democrats who on a selective basis are more willing to work with the Trump administration.
Opioid addiction can affect anyone, and with the number of Americans dying of overdoses, landing in prison, or ending up homeless, it’s clearly an issue that both Democrats and Republicans must come together on.
— Vanessa Morrone (@vanamorrone45) January 10, 2018