Cornyn Previews Senate Drug Caucus Hearing with Pompeo Today


In: All News   Posted 06/11/2019
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‘Our first witness will be the Secretary of State, Secretary Pompeo, whose department works across the U.S. government and our partners around the world to combat this transnational crime. We look forward to hearing from him as well as other experts on the second panel about the growing epidemic and what Congress must do, working in a bipartisan effort, to address it.’

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) previewed this afternoon’s Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing examining how the U.S. can expand international efforts against drug abuse and narcotics trafficking, especially in Central and South America. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

The hearing will be in Room 215 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building, and you can livestream it online here at 2:30PM ET / 1:30PM CT.

“Our first witness will be the Secretary of State, Secretary Pompeo, whose department works across the U.S. government and our partners around the world to combat this transnational crime. We look forward to hearing from him as well as other experts on the second panel about the growing epidemic and what Congress must do, working in a bipartisan effort, to address it.”

“Senator Feinstein and I have worked together in the past on legislation to address the drug epidemic, such as the Substance Abuse Prevention Act, which is now the law of the land. This Congress we’ll continue our important work together on the International Narcotics Control Caucus. I look forward to hearing from our distinguished witnesses this afternoon and engaging in a larger discussion, hopefully a nationwide discussion, about how we can reverse the devastation caused by the opioid crisis and drug overdoses in America.”