US Rep Guinta (NH CD-1) - FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERTS TO BRIEF BIPARTISAN HEROIN TASK FORCE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic will hold a Congressional Briefing tomorrow, Tuesday, in the Natural Resources Committee Room at 1334 Longworth House Office Building at 2:00 pm. Republican and Democrat House members will hear from federal interdiction and eradication experts from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Customs and Border Protection (CPB), and State Department, who will discuss international efforts to stop heroin production and trafficking:

 

Mr. Kemp L. Chester

OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY

Associate Director of the National Heroin Coordination Group

 

Mr. Louis Milione

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

Deputy Assistant Administrator

Office of Diversion Control

 

Mr. Richard Glenn

STATE DEPARTMENT

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)

Director of Western Hemisphere Programs

 

Mr. Todd Owen

U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION

Office of Field Operations

Assistant Commissioner 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that heroin addiction, overdose and death have doubled across the country, affecting Midwest and Northeast states in even higher proportion. Representatives Frank Guinta (NH01) and Anne Kuster (NH02), representing New Hampshire’s two congressional districts, formed the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic in 2015 to gather ideas and develop solutions to the growing nationwide problem.

 

Task Force members scheduled to appear onTuesday at 2:00 P.M. are Representatives Elizabeth Esty (CN05), Randy Hultgren (IL14), Patrick Meehan (PA07), Keith Rothfus (PA12), Tim Walberg (MI07), Lee Zeldin (NY01), Jim Bridenstine (OK01), Diane Black (TN06), and Evan Jenkins (WV03).

 

LOCATION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016:

Natural Resources CommitteeRoom

1334 Longworth HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515