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Entry Title Date
Safer Officers And Safer Citizens Act Of 2015 July 30, 2015
Cory Booker, D-NJ
"I am also concerned that systemic issues have contributed to eroding the trust between communities and police. It comes from decades of a failed War on Drugs. Minority communities are routinely subject to stop and frisk policies. People are stopped for “suspicious” activities like acting too nervous, acting too calm, dressing casually, or wearing expensive clothes or jewelry. The fact is that five times as many Whites report using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug crimes ten times that of whites. Of course a lack of trust will exist when our criminal justice system as a whole disproportionately targets minorities."
Drug Free America Foundation Chair Betty Sembler July 28, 2015
David Jolly, R-FL
"Mrs. Sembler has actually dedicated the past three decades of her life to fighting the war on drugs. In 1976, she was 1 of 10 founding members of Straight, Inc., a nonprofit drug treatment program that successfully treated more than 12,000 young people with drug addiction in eight cities nationally, from Dallas to Boston."
21St Century Cures Act July 10, 2015
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"This amendment directs the CDC to study the effect the bill would have on drugs that are part of the foundation of modern medicine. I urge my colleagues, many of whom have expressed their alarm at the rise of antibiotic resistance, to support the amendment."
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 20, 2015
Rand Paul, R-KY
"To make matters worse, there are accusations and implications from data that maybe the war on drugs has a disproportionate racial outcome. I think it is concerning that we are actually not using a constitutional standard but a lower standard."
Waste, Fraud, And Abuse In Afghanistan May 19, 2015
Walter Jones, R-NC
"The defense contractor investigated in 2012 after cellphone videos surfaced of its employees drunk and high on drugs in Afghanistan may have misused almost $135 million of U.S. taxpayer money, an audit finds.”"

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