Grassley Praises Restored Funding for U.S. Counternarcotics Programs Print
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Monday, 21 November 2011 15:23

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, co-chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today said House and Senate appropriators are restoring funding for Defense Department international counternarcotics programs.  Grassley, along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, caucus chairman, had urged appropriators to restore the funding, which lapsed Oct. 1.

“The funding lapse was worrisome,” Grassley said.  “It put counternarcotics efforts at risk of losing momentum and backsliding on progress in hotbed areas.  It’s a relief that for the safety and security of the United States, funding for U.S. counternarcotics programs abroad will be restored very soon.”

The appropriators’ language restoring the funding is available here, p. 280.  Letters from Grassley and Feinstein to try to restore funding are available here, here and here.

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