Countering the Global Narcotics Epidemic – The United States’ Counternarcotics Strategy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This will be the first hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control in the 116th Congress. Moving forward, the Caucus plans to examine the federal government’s role in combatting transnational criminal organizations and partnering with law enforcement on a national, state, and local level. Additionally, the Caucus will focus on ways to strengthen domestic drug prevention and treatment programs.

Senator Cornyn's Statement | Senator Feinstein's Statement | All testimony PDF's are linked below and are as prepared


Witness List:

Panel One

The Honorable Michael R. Pompeo (Testimony, as prepared)

Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Panel Two

The Honorable Rand Beers (Testimony, as prepared)

Former Assistant Secretary for the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Former Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Former Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Board member, Middle East Institute


The Honorable Roger Noriega (Testimony, as prepared)

Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs


The Honorable Earl Wayne (Testimony, as prepared)

Public Policy Fellow, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina, Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe