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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled, “Cartels and the U.S. Heroin Epidemic: Combating Drug Violence and Public Health Crisis” on Thursday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m.

Last week, Rubio met with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs in Orlando, Florida to discuss the heroin epidemic sweeping through Central Florida. In a media availability following the meeting, Rubio stressed the importance of cutting off the drug supply from the Mexican border, raising awareness of the disease and getting those who are addicted the proper treatment.

Witnesses:

Panel One

Mr. Daniel L. Foote
Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State, Bureau Of International Narcotics And Law Enforcement
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kemp Chester
Associate Director for the National Heroin Coordination Group
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, D.C.

Panel Two

The Honorable Teresa Jacobs
Mayor Of Orange County
Florida, 32801
Orange County, FL

Mr. Steven Dudley
Co-Director
InSight Crime
Washington, D.C. 

Hearing Details:

Thursday, May 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.ET
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues Hearing
Senate Dirksen 419
Washington, D.C.

Witness testimony, opening statements, and a livestream will be available on http://www.foreign.senate.gov