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Press Release Published: Jan 13, 2022

VIDEO: Comer Encourages U.S. Law Enforcement Officers Battling America’s Opioid Crisis to Share Information

Recommends officers send information to the Committee’s confidential tip line

WASHINGTON — Today, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) released a video calling on U.S. law enforcement officers on the frontlines of America’s ongoing fentanyl crisis to share their stories with the House Committees on Oversight and Reform and Energy and Commerce. Synthetic opioids, mainly fueled by fentanyl, accounted for the majority of U.S. drug-overdose deaths in 2021 and Republican lawmakers are determined to investigate this unprecedented increase and ensure the drug crisis does not continue.
If you are on the frontlines of this crisis and have information about how the increased flow of fentanyl into the United States is impacting communities around the U.S., please contact the Republican staff’s confidential tip line at

Below is a transcript of the video.

Much of the news these days is taken up by the ongoing COVID pandemic. But there’s another crisis facing America; one that has become the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 18 and 45. 

The issue is fentanyl – a deadly substance flowing freely into our country due to President Biden’s failure to secure our borders. 

It only takes 2 milligrams of fentanyl to kill. With it entering the United States unchecked, it is no surprise our country just recorded its highest ever number of drug overdose deaths in a single year. Teens are taking it and dying. We must hold this Administration accountable for their failures at the border.

Republicans on several committees have come together and are dedicated to fighting this crisis.

We want to hear from U.S. law enforcement officers battling this epidemic. Your information and stories can help us implement policies to stop the flow of fentanyl into our communities.

If you’re an officer on the front lines, we encourage you to send the information you think will help us to our confidential tip line.

Together, we can end this crisis.