Senate Drug Caucus to Hold Hearing on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON – Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced a hearing on heroin and prescription drug abuse on Wednesday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. The hearing will explore prescription drug abuse and the role it plays in the increased use of heroin in the United States, as well as how the federal government

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Feinstein Statement on Future of U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, chaired a hearing on the 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. Video of the speech is available here and text of Senator Feinstein’s remarks follow:  

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Senate Drug Caucus to Hold Hearing on Future of U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced a hearing on the future of U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan on Wednesday, January 15, at 3 p.m.              The illegal drug trade is a contributing factor to many of the major challenges facing Afghanistan. Drug trafficking funds the Taliban, increases corruption and

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Feinstein, Grassley Outline Steps to Combat West African Drug Trade

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today released a bipartisan report: Eight Steps to Counter the Drug Trade in West Africa that provides recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration to counter illicit activities surrounding the West African drug trade.             Senator Feinstein said: “The rising drug trade in West Africa

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

WASHINGTON – Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced they will hold a hearing on dangerous synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice and so-called “bath salts” on Wednesday, September 25, at 2:30 p.m.             Senator Feinstein recently introduced the Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act of 2013 to combat synthetic drugs designed

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Feinstein Statement on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today chaired a hearing on dangerous synthetic drugs such as Molly, K2, Spice and so-called “bath salts.”  Following are her remarks at the hearing:             “In my view, synthetic drugs are diabolical.  Synthetic drugs are often unregulated substances designed by scientists to mimic the effects of controlled

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