Congressman King Attends Drug Interdiction Act Signing In Washington D.C.

Iowa’s 4th Congressional District Congressman, Steve King, joined President Donald Trump Thursday to participate in the White House bill signing ceremony for HR 2142, the “International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology Act.” As a leading border security advocate, King says he supports the act, which is designed to combat a nationwide opioid abuse epidemic. It will provide chemical screening devices to U.S. Customs and Border Protection that will enhance their ability to intercept fentanyl, synthetic opioids and other narcotics illegally brought into the United States. He says Mexico is among the leading suppliers of these types of drugs along with heroin. “Giving U.S. Customs and Border Protection additional chemical screening tools to identify and interdict these drugs while they are in transit is a common-sense solution to an opioid crisis exacerbated by Mexican drug cartels,” King says. “Strengthening U.S.-Mexico border enforcement will assist Iowa’s efforts to combat opioid abuse,” he adds.