Rothfus Introduces Border Protection Fund Act
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] today introduced the Border Protection Fund Act (H.R. 3526). The bill would permit funds seized from drug cartels and traffickers through federal civil asset forfeiture to be used for border security measures, and for federal programs that combat the opioid epidemic. Congressman Collin Peterson [MN-07] is an original cosponsor of the legislation.
“The opioid epidemic tearing across our nation is fueled by the drug trade across the Southern border. Money confiscated from drug cartels should be used to mitigate the horrible damage they cause our nation,” said Congressman Rothfus. “The twofold purpose of this legislation is to stop the flow of drugs over our border with Mexico, and to provide relief to the families and communities currently being destroyed by opioid addiction.”