Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
Mexican drug cartels have displaced the Mafia as the top organized-crime threat to the United States, according to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.).
Fox News reported April 20 that Lieberman called the battle against the cartels “literally a war” and announced plans to call for an additional $380 million in U.S. funding to prevent drug and gun smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Lieberman said that the cartels are operating on both sides of the border, and have a presence in 230 or more U.S. cities and communities.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the federal government to heed state governors' requests for National Guard troops to help patrol border regions.