PHOENIX — The McSally Campaign today released a new ad focusing on border security and the opioid crisis in Arizona.
Martha has led the fight on border security in Congress. She co-authored a bill that ended family separation, closed immigration loopholes, and solved DACA — all while building the wall, providing hundreds of millions of dollars for better technology, and adding more boots on the ground at the border.
Martha’s Border Jobs For Veterans Act became law in 2015. This policy helps fill vacancies at our ports of entry. The majority of drugs coming into our country flow through our ports of entries, and filling vacancies allow for better security and a higher chance of stopping smugglers.
In July, Martha introduced the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Best Practices Act. PDMPs are electronic databases that track opioid prescriptions in a state. This legislation would direct the Bureau of Justice Assistance to coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop best practice guidelines to strengthen and enhance PDMPs. This legislation would also facilitate the adoption of PDMPs by all states, and create a pilot program to share PDMP data between states.
The ad will play statewide.
McSally: Illicit drugs rip the fabric of our communities. Too many lives and families are being crushed by heroin and the thugs that bring this poison to our communities. It’s time for toughness and resolve. In Congress, I’ve led the fight to secure the border. We need to crack down on drug cartels and stop the flow of heroin and fentanyl across our border and into our neighborhoods. As your Senator, I’ll be a warrior against the cartels and the opioid epidemic.