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NPT Drug War: Getting D.C.’s attention

The Drug War is all over D.C. this week. The schedule of hearings in House Appropriations, sent courtesy of the office of U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes. As background, House Appropriations is considering funding to hire people to, as the AP puts it, “to secure the Mexican border and the 670-mile fence there. The lawmakers also are looking at what role Homeland Security might play in combatting (sic) border violence.” Appropriations also is also considering funding the Merida Initiative — money for equipment and training for Mexican troops to fight the Drug War.

ADVISORY: CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE HEARINGS ON BORDER VIOLENCE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following Committee hearings on drug-related violence along the U.S.-Mexico border will be held this week in the United States House of Representatives:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

House Committee on Appropriations – Hearing – State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee
The Merida Initiative
10:00 AM EST, 2362-A Rayburn House Office Building

House Committee on Appropriations – Hearing – Homeland Security Subcommittee
Department of Homeland Security Response to Violence on the Border with Mexico
11:30 AM EST, 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building

Thursday, March 12, 2009

House Committee on Homeland Security – Hearing – Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism
Border Violence: An Examination of DHS Strategies and Resources
10:00 AM EST, 311 Cannon House Office Building
(There will be webcast of this hearing)

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform – Hearing – National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee
Money, Guns, and Drugs: Are U.S. Inputs Fueling Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border?
10:00 AM EST, 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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