Portman to appear on 60 Minutes on Sunday

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, April 28, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in his role as chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, will appear on CBS’s 60 Minutes, as part of its program focusing on the shipment of dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil into the Unites States through the U.S mail system.

60 Minutes will examine on how fentanyl shipped into the U.S. from China led to fatal overdoses of two people in Akron.

Portman authored bipartisan legislation designed to help stop synthetic drugs like fentanyl from being shipped from countries like China to drug traffickers in the U.S. through the postal service.

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The program is scheduled for 7 p.m. on CBS.