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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Executive Actions July 21, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"The President is the chief law enforcement officer in America. The FBI, DEA, Border Patrol officers, ICE officers, Attorney General all work for him, and the leaders of those organizations serve at his pleasure. He can remove them at will if they don’t carry out his policies."
Protect Women’S Health From Corporate Interference Act July 16, 2014
Martin Heinrich, D-NM
"The border today is more secure than it has ever been. There are more Border Patrol agents on the ground. There are more resources. There is more technology deployed on the border than at any time in our Nation’s history—at any time. In fiscal year 2012, the Federal Government spent almost $18 billion—$17.9 billion—on immigration enforcement. That is $3.5 billion more than the budgets of all the other Federal law enforcement agencies combined—$3.5 billion more than the FBI’s budget, plus the DEA‘s budget, the ATF budget, plus the Secret Service, plus the U.S. Marshals Service. These resources have made a difference. From fiscal year 2009 to 2012, the Department of Homeland Security seized 71 percent more currency, 39 percent more narcotics, 189 percent more weapons along the southwest border as compared to the last 4 years of the Bush administration."
Smarter Sentencing Act July 14, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"According to a DEA spokesperson, “Most people talk about the drug issue as a health issue, a parenting issue, an addiction issue. But the truth is, it’s really a national security issue.”"
H. Amdt. 748 To H.R. 4460 June 20, 2014
Alcee Hastings, D-FL
"Specifically, the bill is a bipartisan appropriations measure that looks to prohibit the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) from spending funds to arrest state-licensed medical marijuana patients and providers. Many of my colleagues and their constituencies agree that patients who are allowed to purchase and consume medical marijuana in their respective states should not be punished by the federal government."
Hire More Heroes Act Of 2014—Motion To Proceed—Continued May 13, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Having been in law enforcement as an agent for 33 years, [and] a Baltimore City police officer before that, I can tell you that for me and for the agents that work for DEA, mandatory minimums have been very important to our investigations… . We depend on those as a way to ensure that the right sentences are going to the … level of violator we are going after."

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