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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Ungass Reflections April 27, 2016
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Mr. Speaker, last week I had the opportunity to be an official observer at the United Nations as they had a special meeting dealing with the international war on drugs."
War On Drugs April 20, 2016
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Mr. Speaker, I just returned from the United Nations where there is a special session on the drug problems. This is a serious and complex issue, but the war on drugs, where we have spent over $1 trillion, has been an abject failure."
Marijuana Debate April 14, 2016
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Well, in the 1970s Richard Nixon rejected the advice of his own handpicked Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse and decided to make this the centerpiece of his war on drugs. A trillion dollars later and after millions of lives being affected, we are on the verge of a national effort to right this wrong. We are going to see State after State voting to follow Oregon, Colorado, Washington, and Alaska in adult legalization."
A Tale Of Two Cities April 12, 2016
Tim Murphy, R-PA
"My uncle has schizophrenia. He disappears for months at a time. I worry constantly about him being hurt by law enforcement. He was living 50 miles away, in the woods, on his father’s property, in a camper, and was threatened with a gun by a neighbor because he was walking in the fields, talking to things only he can see. The cops were called, and they showed up with weapons drawn. Then they took him away and locked him up for a month. He is only 32, but the police assumed he was on drugs. He was having a psychotic episode. There is not enough education in the judicial system about mental illness, and innocent people are being killed through the ignorance."
Congressional Black Caucus—The Work Continues: Why Voting Matters In The African American Community March 14, 2016
Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY
"In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared publicly that drug abuse was public enemy number one. At the time, there were less than 350,000 people incarcerated in America. That was the starting point of the war on drugs."

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