Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45. Through 2021, 353 Idahoans died from drug overdoses - fentanyl accounting for a large part of these deaths.
While recognizing the impact overdose has had on many Idaho communities and families, it is important to acknowledge the fact that many of these illicit drugs find their way to Idaho from an uncontrolled southern border. I am committed to finding solutions that secure the border and protect our state - this issue will only become more severe until that happens.
Idaho Delegation Applauds Micron Announcement
Today, the Idaho Congressional Delegation applauded Micron Technology on its announcement that it will construct a new memory chip plant in Boise, the first new memory semiconductor manufacturing fab built in the U.S. in the last 20 years.
I am thrilled to hear the news that Micron will be building such a critical facility for U.S. national and economic security here in Idaho. Micron has always been a technological leader in the field and I am so pleased they will continue their cutting-edge work right where they started.
As we approach the cooler temperatures of fall, it is important to remember the dangers that wildfires still present. In fact, Idaho Fish and Gamereportsdozens of wildfires that are still raging across the state.
In the event of a wildfire near you, take some time to prepare yourself by reviewing wildfire safety practices. These can include gathering supplies, making plan, and learning emergency skills.
President Biden is sticking to his anti-gun agenda. In addition to radical policies, he is using stricter enforcement by DOJ and ATF to threaten the livelihood of good, law-abiding business owners like Paul in Soda Springs.
I was glad to visit with him at his shop and reaffirm my commitment to defending 2nd Amendment rights.
Met up with an old friend, Governor Kempthorne, and the incredible artist John Horejs to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the SNRA!