Sen. Amy Klobuchar was among the authors of the synthetic drug provisions in the wide-ranging bill. The dangers of the drugs hit home for Minnesotans in the spring of 2011, when one teenager died and ten other young people were hospitalized after overdosing at a party in Blaine. That heightened public awareness, but enforcement agencies complained that existing laws were too easily evaded by drug makers. The new law is aimed at that problem. Here’s what Klobuchar had to say when it went to the President.