Late last week in the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senator Todd Young secured a commitment from Ms. Kristen Madison, the nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, that she will make battling the opioid epidemic one of her top priorities – including fighting the illegal transport of opioids, like Fentanyl, across borders and into our country. “Many people in my state of Indiana, like so many other Americans, have been afflicted by this opioid crisis. In fact, in the year 2016…there were 785 drug overdose deaths involving opioids…If you lose a father, a mother, a sibling, a son, it can really impact a home and that ripples throughout a community,” said Senator Young.