Trump was on a mission in making America Great Again. That isn’t the case for President Joe Biden. Ohh boy!
Fox News reported on Thursday that the White House proposed removing certain penalties associated with the trafficking of fentanyl-related substances (FRS), prompting criticism that it would weaken illicit drug enforcement.
President Biden and former President Trump temporarily placed FRS under schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Thursday’s proposal would make that change permanent while removing certain quantity-based mandatory minimums.
At the same time, it is critical for Congress to fund the President’s Budget Request, which includes $10.7 billion to expand access to substance use prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support services.”
Here’s what LaBelle said:
“[T]he proposal would exclude those FRS that are scheduled by class from certain quantity-based mandatory minimum penalties normally associated with domestic trafficking, and import and export offenses of CSA schedule I compounds.”
“It would further ensure that a federal court can vacate or reduce the sentence of an individual convicted of an offense involving an individual FRS that is subsequently removed or rescheduled from schedule I.”
It wouldn’t exempt “FRS offenses from existing mandatory minimums for cases where death or serious bodily injury can be directly linked to the FRS that was trafficked, as is the case for any other Schedule I or II controlled substance under 21 U.S.C. 841(b)(1)(C),”
It was also said that the President’s FY2022 Budget proposal to Congress would advance the Administration’s public health-based approach to the overdose epidemic. It would provide a $41.0 billion investment for national drug program agencies, including $10.7 billion in the Department of Health and Human Services to expand access to substance use prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support services. Notably, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) FY22 request includes $3.5 billion for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant, which for the first time includes a 10 percent set aside for recovery services.
This Joe Biden is really making us fall down. From opening the Southern Border to Aliens, bringing ISIS influencers into the country.
God Bless America.