ADVISORY: U.S. Senate Drug Caucus to Hold Field Hearing in Cedar Rapids

WASHINGTON – A panel of Iowans working to combat drug abuse will provide testimony at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control in Cedar Rapids on October 14. The hearing, organized and led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will provide insight and information on the needs of Iowa and local communities when it comes to federal drug control policy.

“The purpose of bringing these leaders together is to help us at the federal level better understand the needs and circumstances of the fight against drug abuse at the state and local level. The testimony we hear will provide important insight on Iowa’s drug control efforts, and how Congress can work to support Iowans as both legislative and executive branches develop a comprehensive approach to an ongoing and ever-changing problem. Drug control in our communities is critical to the safety and well-being of Iowa families,” Grassley said.

The witnesses will include experts and professionals from Governor Kim Reynolds’ Office of Drug Control Policy, Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, Iowa Alliance of Coalitions for Change and CRUSH (Community Resources United to Stop Heroin) of Iowa.

*** FIELD HEARING NOTICE ***

The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, co-chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley, will hold a field hearing titled, “Fighting for Iowans: Examining Drug Control, Prevention, and Treatment Efforts,” on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10 a.m. CST

WHERE: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa,
111 Seventh Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52401

WITNESSES:

  • Dale Woolery, Director, Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy
  • Jennifer Husmann, Project Coordinator, Iowa Alliance of Coalitions for Change
  • Jeffrey B. Stamm, Executive Director, Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
  • Rod Courtney, Executive Director, CRUSH of Iowa

Members of the media who wish to attend the media availability must RSVP. Please RSVP directly to megan_behrends@grassley.senate.gov.

*NOTE: Attendees must abide by courthouse security rules and restrictions.