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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, June 15 at 2:30 p.m. 

The hearing will examine the continued 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.

 

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 on U.S. efforts to combat illegal drug trafficking and enhance security throughout Central America. 

            Following is the text of Senator Feinstein’s prepared opening remarks:

We are here today to explore ways for the United States to help combat rising violence in Central America.

Senators Urge Congress and Administration to use report as a blueprint for cooperation with
Mexico to combat drug trafficking   

Washington, DC – 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 report outlining key steps and initiatives to combat Mexico’s brutal drug trafficking organizations and reduce violence in the country.  

Hearing Explores Dangerous Synthetic Drugs, including Spice, K2, Bath Salts 

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 on The Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids and Stimulants.

            Following is the text of Senator Feinstein’s prepared opening remarks:

We are here today because there is an alarming, growing trend of abuse of synthetic marijuana and other dangerous stimulants.

 

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) today to introduce legislation to ban the chemicals commonly used in synthetic drugs known as “K2” or “Spice,” among other names.

 

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D- R.I.), members of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, urged Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to crack down on pre-paid gift and credit cards that are transported across the U.S. – Mexico border. 

 

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 on Money Laundering and Bulk Cash Smuggling across the Southwest Border.

            Following is the text of Senator Feinstein’s prepared opening remarks:

 

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today introduced legislation to increase the federal criminal penalties for drug dealers who add flavorings or use marketing to make drugs more appealing to children.

“This legislation sends a strong and clear message to drug dealers – if you flavor or candy up your drugs to try and entice our children, there will be a very heavy price to pay,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein.

 

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today renewed her call for the State Department to provide more helicopters to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in the wake of a major airborne drug raid that netted more than a ton of high-grade heroin in Nangarhar Province.

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