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Biden Administration Endorses GOP-led Fentanyl Bill

The Biden administration called on Congress to pass the HALT Fentanyl Act, introduced by GOP Representatives Morgan Griffith (Va.) and Bob Latta (Ohio), saying it was “critical” to combatting the supply of fentanyl-related substances coming into the U.S.  The bill would permanently schedule all fentanyl-related substances into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Fentanyl-related substances have been temporarily scheduled as Schedule I since 2018, with this designation set to expire at the end of 2024. That change has long been a Biden administration goal. Read more from The Hill here.