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Senators Seek Deal to Fight Gun-Fentanyl Smuggling over the Southern Border

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2023
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Courtesy of U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema

Senators are looking to take aim at the smuggling of firearms and fentanyl across the southern border after Senate Judiciary Committee leaders raised concerns over gun violence and drug overdose deaths during Wednesday's hearing.

Democratic Committee Chair Dick Durbin of Illinois began the hearing by stating his desire to address gun deaths, and ranking Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina stressed the need for a solution to the ongoing fentanyl crisis.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are speaking on how the two issues could be tackled together in...

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