WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her appointment to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. The caucus is co-chaired by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Other Senators appointed to serve on the caucus are Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jim Risch (R-ID), and David Perdue (R-GA).
“The opioid epidemic is rapidly becoming a national crisis and the impact of this crisis extends beyond those struggling with addiction,” said Senator Rosen. “I believe that prevention, education, and training for law enforcement are all measures we must explore to help those wrestling with addiction. Serving on this bipartisan committee will give me the opportunity to work with my colleagues on finding ways to break the cycle of addiction that is affecting so many of Nevada families.”
BACKGROUND: The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control’s primary responsibilities include monitoring compliance with international narcotics agreements and overseeing U.S. counter-narcotics policy. The caucus also oversees issues related to domestic drug prevention and treatment programs, and has held hearings in the past on state marijuana legalization and marijuana research.
In the House, then-Congresswoman Rosen fought for VA funding to combat the opioid epidemic and improve services for Nevada veterans. Rosen also voted for a bill that added over 3 billion dollars to fight the opioid crisis.
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