The First Responders’ Care Expansion Act:
Lowers the Medicare enrollment age for classified first responders to 57.
“When first responders retire early due to the immense physical and mental demands of service, they often face limited affordable health care options. The FRCE Act addresses this unacceptable reality by lowering the Medicare enrollment age for these public servants, expanding access to the high-quality healthcare. First responders sacrifice so much to serve and protect our communities and that is why they deserve proper healthcare both during service and well into retirement.”
The Combating Illicit Xylazine Act:
Cracks down on the highly dangerous sedative causing fatal overdoses nationwide.
“The recent rise in the illicit use of the combination of xylazine and fentanyl threatens the health and safety of every community. This toxic brew of drugs makes fentanyl, which has taken thousands of lives in California and around the country each year, not just cheaper but deadlier and more addictive. Although xylazine has legitimate uses in agriculture, we need to prevent it from being misused on the streets. My bipartisan, bicameral legislation will provide federal and local law enforcement with better tools to track xylazine, prevent its misuse, prosecute and penalize its illegal traffickers, and, ultimately, help protect our families and communities from the scourge of fentanyl.”