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14 Jan

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Hearing on Future of U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

The hearing examined how the United States can sustain and improve counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan as its military presence declines in 2014. The illegal drug trade is a contributing factor to many of the major challenges facing Afghanistan. Drug trafficking funds the Taliban, increases corruption and poses a serious public health challenge. 

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25 Sep

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

The hearing examined the impact of dangerous synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice and so-called “bath salts” and ways in which drug traffickers are circumventing existing law.  Senator Feinstein recently introduced the Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act of 2013 to combat synthetic drugs designed to mimic the effects of controlled substances like ecstasy, PCP and LSD, a

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12 Jul

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on Prescription Drug Abuse

This hearing examined prescription drug abuse in the United States.  According to a recent survey by Monitoring the Future — a University of Michigan study of U.S. students and young adults funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse — prescription drugs are the second-most abused category of drugs after marijuana.   

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01 Feb

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Hearing on U.S.-Caribbean Security Cooperation

At this hearing, the Caucus examined drug-related violence in the Caribbean and U.S. security assistance through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.  Senator Feinstein emphasized the importance of focusing on the Caribbean where drug traffickers are bound to return – and in many cases already have – as a result of increased enforcement efforts in Mexico and Central America.

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Caucus on International Narcotics Control

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Washington, D.C. 20510
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