Drug Caucus to Hold Hearing on Drug Trafficking Across the Southwest Border, Oversight of U.S Counterdrug Assistance to Mexico

WASHINGTON — The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will hold a hearing entitled, “Drug Trafficking Across the Southwest Border and Oversight of U.S Counterdrug Assistance to Mexico.”

Date/time:       Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST

Location:        226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Description:    The hearing will focus on the increase in illicit narcotics crossing the Southwest border, the cartels profiting from this activity, and the nature and effectiveness of U.S. counternarcotics assistance to Mexico in reducing this flow, combatting corruption, and strengthening the rule of law.  The following witnesses have confirmed that they will testify:

Mr. Michael Botticelli, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Jack Riley, Acting Deputy Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, D.C.

Todd Owen, Assistant Commissioner Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, D.C.