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and surrounding communities.”

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, added, “American Indian and Alaska Native populations had the highest drug overdose rates in both 2020 and 2021. Expert witnesses from Native communities shared how tribal leaders and Native health experts are responding to the crisis. I thank the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium for their testimony on the impacts to Alaska Natives and for recommending ways to provide better intervention, treatment and prevention.”

Earlier in the week, U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., noted the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Rocky Mountain Division report stating nearly 350,000 dosage units of fentanyl, enough to kill one-third of the state’s population, were seized in Montana’s six most highly trafficked counties.

After the report’s release, Rosendale called for the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“Sec. Mayorkas’ open-border policies have killed over 60 Montanans just this year and allowed enough fentanyl to flow into Montana that can kill 1/3 of our state’s population,” Rosendale said. “This invasion at our border and chemical attack on our country must stop, which is why I am calling for an immediate vote on the resolution to impeach Sec. Mayorkas and end this administration’s America last agenda.”

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