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"House Democrats rejected several amendments in recent days that would have strengthened penalties for distributing fentanyl, as the deadly drug continues to spread havoc through the United States at record pace.

Last week, Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee blocked an amendment to H.R. 1693 that would have ensured that anyone convicted of fentanyl-related crimes would not receive a reduced sentence. 

Fentanyl use in the United States has been directly tied to illegal immigration related to cartel influence from Mexico. Fox News reported last week that fentanyl seizures at the border have been surging — more than 1,000 pounds of fentanyl were seized at the border in June alone and seizures have risen 78% compared to last year."

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