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Motivated by grieving parents, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has made fentanyl crisis a priority

The Republican from Texas has combined attention to border issues with efforts to address deadly overdoses, including ideas that are opposed by some in his party, such as decriminalizing test strips.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) listens during a roundtable discussion between seven other Senators and officials from the City of El Paso, local non-profits, law enforcement officials, business and other stakeholders, Monday, January 9, 2023, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

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