"Today’s action represents another important step in addressing illegal drug use and its devastating impact on the safety and security of our families and our communities. Reducing illicit drug use and drug-related crime and violence remains a major priority and Rep. Souder deserves great credit for his work on this issue."
The Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2829), sponsored by Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN), helps secure America’s communities by supporting state and local government efforts to combat illegal drug activity that threatens local and regional communities and their quality of life.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is charged with implementing a national strategy to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. The bill focuses on improving the effectiveness and coordination of federal drug interdiction, prevention, and treatment initiatives. It also strengthens ONDCP efforts to address the methamphetamine epidemic and requires it to place greater emphasis on developing strategies to address this problem.