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Ashley Moody Calls on Joe Biden to Declare Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Following two mass overdose incidents in a week in two Florida counties and the increase in deaths related to fentanyl nationwide, state Attorney General Ashley Moody called on President Joe Biden to classify illicit...

Rick Scott, Gus Bilirakis Want Social Media Platforms to Do More to Tackle Opioid...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., sent a letter to the executives of Meta Platforms, Inc., WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snap Inc. and TikTok requesting information about...

Ashley Moody Announces 30-Year Sentence for Georgia Man Trafficking Meth in Florida

This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office of Statewide Prosecution secured a 30-year state prison sentence for a Georgia man trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine in Florida. On Wednesday, Moody announced the sentencing of...

Ashley Moody Warns Floridians About Counterfeit Pills

This week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody warned Floridians about the recent explosion in deadly counterfeit pills confiscated nationwide. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently seized 1.8 million fentanyl-laced pills in a two-month...

Vern Buchanan Calls on House Leadership to Do More Against Fentanyl

Authorities have already intercepted 4,241 pounds of the deadly drug this calendar year – a 365 percent increase over the same period in 2020. Furthermore, fentanyl seizures have been increasing since 2018.

Trump Administration Sanctions Two Iranian Leaders for the Disappearance and Death of Bob Levinson

The U.S. Treasury Department hit Mohammad Baseri and Ahmad Khazai from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) with sanctions on Monday. 

Kathy Castor Champions the Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act

Castor paired up with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-WV, on the “Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act” which will “require drug wholesalers that ship opioid to drug stores and clinics to take greater responsibility for reporting suspicious quantities to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).”

Florida’s Senators, Ted Deutch Call on White House to Pressure Iran to Return Hostages

Last year, Rubio joined Democrat U.S. Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Bob Menendez of New Jersey to bring out the “Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act” which “cements in place programs to address hostage-taking, and gives the United States government new tools to rescue hostages and punish their captors.”

Marco Rubio Backs Trump Administration’s Latest Sanctions on the Maduro Regime

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, cheered the latest round of sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela.