Bill tar­gets traf­fick­ers of fen­tanyl to U.S.

Houston Chronicle - - NATION | WORLD -

The Se­nate’s top Demo­crat is in­tro­duc­ing leg­is­la­tion to sanc­tion traf­fick­ers who ex­port fen­tanyl into the United States.

Sen. Charles Schumer will an­nounce the Fen­tanyl Sanc­tions Act this week. He says the leg­is­la­tion aims to “hold China ac­count­able.” U.S. of­fi­cials be­lieve China is the main source of fen­tanyl in the coun­try.

The bill is likely to add to grow­ing ten­sion be­tween the two na­tions as Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Steve Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Robert Lighthizer lead trade talks in China this week.

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