By Ashley Murray | Idaho Capital Sun
Lawmakers in the U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation Thursday in an effort to curb staggering overdose deaths from illegal fentanyl substances that are illicitly produced and up to 50 times stronger than heroin.
The HALT Fentanyl Act, passed on a 289-133 vote and support from the Biden administration, would permanently categorize lab-made substances with similar chemical structures to fentanyl among the most strictly regulated drugs under U.S. law.
Idaho’s congressmen, Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson, both Republicans, voted in favor of the legislation.
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