S. Hrg. 114-681: Opioid Crisis, Field Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, Border Security and America's Heroin Epidemic: The Impact of the Trafficking and Abuse of Heroin and Prescription Opioids in Wisconsin, April 15, 2016, Examining the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio, April 22, 2016 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the April 15, 2016, and April 22, 2016 hearing on "Opioid Crisis," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Chairman Ron Johnson: "When I took over the Chairmanship of the Committee, we first established a mission statement. It is pretty simple: To enhance the economic and national security of America. And then, we established four priorities on the homeland security side: border security, cyber security, protecting our critical infrastructure, and combating Islamic terrorists. The first one we addressed--border security, we have held 15 hearings on border security. We have issued an approximately 100- page report, and it is right here--I would recommend you going online or getting a copy of it--laying out the findings of our hearings. You might ask, well, how does border security relate to a hearing here in Wisconsin on the effect of heroin and the use and abuse and the overdoses here in Wisconsin. Well, certainly, my conclusion, as well as I think a number of our committee Members is, among many causes of our unsecure border, I place at the top of the list America's insatiable demand for drugs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James F. Bohn, Tim Westlake, Tyler Lybert, Ashley Nowakowski, Lauri Badura, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Brad Schimel, Jon Erpenbach, and John Nygren.
S. Hrg. 114-681; Senate Hearing 114-681
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