Video: King’s Remarks at White House INTERDICT Act Signing Ceremony
Legislation Strengthens Border Security Tools to Combat Opioid Importation
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King, a leading border security advocate, is releasing the White House’s video of his participation in the ceremony at which President Trump signed the INTERDICT Act into law. King is a prominent supporter of this bipartisan legislation which combats the opioid abuse epidemic by increasing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to detect and stop the flow of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids across America’s borders. King’s exchange with President Trump appears in the video from 12:21-12:57.
Video Link: Here.
“Everybody worked here well together on a bipartisan piece of legislation that will definitely save lives. I wanted to complement you for having a bill signing ceremony here, with the press here to broadcast this out across the country, because the very fact that we are speaking to America, and you are using your voice to speak to America, saves lives starting from this moment.”
Yesterday, Congressman King issued a press release (“Strengthening US-Mexico Border Enforcement Will Assist Iowa’s Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse”) containing more information about the INTERDICT Act, the nationwide opioid crisis, and efforts to address this public health issue both federally and within Iowa.
For those who have been affected by opioid abuse, or who know people that are struggling with opioid addiction, Congressman King would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that the Iowa Department of Health has created an online tool that can be used to identify locations within the 4th Congressional District that can provide help. The tool is accessible at this link.