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Cards are now subject to border check requirements
 

            Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, issued the following statement today on action taken by the Obama Administration to make “stored value” subject to cross-border reporting. 

Will Examine American Counternarcotics Policy with Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela
 

            Washington, DC – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, and Co-Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will hold a hearing Wednesday, October 19 at 2:30 p.m. on U.S.- Andean Security Cooperation.

 

  Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, and Caucus Co-Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced Senate passage of a resolution designating October 2011 as “National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month.”

            The resolution serves to raise awareness of the growing misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

Establishes new penalties for drug traffickers 

            
            Washington—U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, have introduced legislation to help combat the international drug trade.  The Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2011 would provide the Justice Department with new tools to prosecute drug traffickers from foreign countries.

Outlines strategies for Congress, administration to help reduce violence, improve security in Central America 
 

Examined production, sale and distribution of illicit drugs that fund Taliban, undermines stability
        

 

Washington, DC – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, and Co-Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will hold a hearing on Wednesday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m. on U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan.

 

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, along with Senators Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), introduced legislation to combat illegal tunnel activity on the Southwest border of the United States. 

Tunnels used to transport drugs, weapons and human beings
 

Washington, DC–U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, held a hearing today that examined the construction of illegal tunnels on the southwest border of the United States and the role these increasingly sophisticated tunnels may play in the transport of drugs, weapons and human beings.

 

Urges Congress and the Administration to strengthen firearms laws to stem drug-related violence

70% of weapons recovered in Mexico originated in U.S. according to ATF
        

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