VIDEO: During Senate Hearing, Rosen Discusses Fentanyl Crisis in Nevada

Senator Rosen Highlighted Her Bipartisan END Fentanyl Act Which Was Recently Signed Into Law

View Video of Senator Rosen’s Opening Remarks HERE

WASHINGTON, DC – During a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) discussed the fentanyl crisis impacting Nevada. In her remarks, she highlighted how fentanyl overdose deaths increased 97 percent between 2020 and 2023 in Clark County. Senator Rosen also noted the work that still needs to be done to address the crisis, and highlighted her bipartisan END FENTANYL Act, which was signed into law earlier this week.

Below is the transcript of Senator Rosen’s remarks: 

The fentanyl crisis like you all said – we all know this – it’s devastating. It’s devastating in my home state of Nevada, communities all across Nevada. 

The Southern Nevada Health District reported in February of this year that between 2020 and 2023, the number of fentanyl overdoses among residents of Clark County – our largest county in Nevada – has increased by 97 percent. Ninety-seven percent.

It’s one of the reasons why earlier this year I returned to the southern border to meet with Border Patrol and CBP to find out, really, what those law enforcement officers need to help stop the flow of fentanyl into the U.S. 

And since returning, I’m really proud to have passed bipartisan legislation to address the fentanyl crisis, voting for increased investments in technologies that help and intercept drugs – but, as to what you’ve alluded to, much more work needs to be done.