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After Friday's visit, the Whig asked Harris, who as an anesthesiologist is one of Congress's few medical professionals, about his views on the Trump administration's attempts to weaken the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, an executive branch office that evaluates and coordinates federal ...
The Kauai Police Department will be asking to accept funds awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy to be used for technical communications and wireless equipment to be used in conjunction with the Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program administered by the Office of National ...

(SOUTH BEND) - U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) Tuesday urged the White House to utilize the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to track all federally funded initiatives aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic. The proposal was previously included ...
That designation by the Office of National Drug Control Policy would bring them additional federal resources to address the influx of drugs and reduce substance abuse. There are at least 21 HIDTA counties in West Virginia, including Berkeley and Jefferson. "It's sad to say, but every county in West Virginia ...
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area initiative and receives funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C. It is made up of special agents from the FBI and law enforcement officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier and ...
Raskin offered the “extraordinary” decision to cut the budget for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy by 90 percent as a further example of how Trump and his administration show “no real focus or leadership” in the face of a declared Public Health Emergency. “It'd be one thing if [Trump] ...

“This isn't going to go away in a couple years,” Parsons, the hospital's chief clinical officer, said of the epidemic. Regina LaBelle, who served as chief of staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Obama administration, likens the states' challenge to “flying a plane while you're building it .
One of the big takeaways from the first panel — moderated by Dr. Bertha Madras, who was deputy director of the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy under George W. Bush and who has most recently been one of the people on the opioid commission along with Gov. Baker — is that we know that ...
Jim Carroll, who previously worked in the White House counsel's office, served as a deputy chief of staff in the wake of Nielsen's departure, but was never formally appointed to the position despite initial plans to do so. He now serves as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
"I wish to emphasize that while there are many high-impact policies available to us, I do not think that cracking down on sanctuary cities is one of them," Keith Humphreys, who was an adviser for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Bush and Obama administrations, said in ...
"I wish to emphasize that while there are many high-impact policies available to us, I do not think that cracking down on sanctuary cities is one of them," Keith Humphreys, who was an adviser for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Bush and Obama administrations, said in ...
Instead, the White House has sought deep cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The new plan appeared in some ways reminiscent of the president's much-ballyhooed infrastructure plan unveiled this year, which called mainly for state and private funding for major projects. New Hampshire is ...
Bill Bennett, the former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, is urging policymakers to learn from the successes of prior attempts to combat drug use — namely better border enforcement, better monitoring of international mail services, a crackdown on cartel activity and a focus on treatment ...
Congressman Tim Ryan is right: Instead of building the wall, the president should enhance security to inspect and protect U.S. ports against illegal drug imports. Robert Weiner is former spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the U.S. House Narcotics Committee and an ...
The Office of National Drug Control Policy is the executive branch agency that was created in 1986 to handle drug policy. Sources tell NBC News the former acting director of that agency, Richard Baum, has not had much contact with Conway or her “opioid cabinet." Reached by NBC News, Baum said he ...
Keith Humphreys, a Stanford University professor of psychiatry and Obama-era policy advisor to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), says, “The administration's impulse seems to be not to spend more—in fact, to spend less.” Humphreys goes on to say, “It's very hard to make sense of.
“I don't believe that expanding the drug penalty further for other trafficking offenses is going to solve the opioid epidemic,” she said. Regina LaBelle, deputy chief of staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama administration, said that current laws that allow for drug dealers to be charged ...

Taylor Weyeneth, 24, has started a new job at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he will focus on opioid policy as a mid-level official at the agency, Politico reported. Weyeneth left a high-level post at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in late January amid ...
Taylor Weyeneth briefly helped run the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a relatively small but traditionally high-profile agency within the broader machinery of government drug policy. He had none of the resume one might expect for someone in such a position, his only prior professional ...
Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called the proposed changes a “deadly mistake.” Schumer announced in a press release that the administration's budget proposal would basically get rid of the HIDTA office, move the program administration from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and relocate it to the Justice ...
President Donald Trump's former liaison to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, who was pushed out after questions surfaced about his lack of experience, has joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Taylor Weyeneth will serve as a mid-level official in the office of Community ...
Drug overdose deaths — originally from prescription opioids but increasingly now from heroin and fentanyl — have emerged as an increasingly grave social issue, steadily worsening over the past few years even as the economy improves. In that light, I thought this little nugget of reporting in the 23rd ...
Currently under the purview of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy, the program promotes cooperation and intelligence-sharing among local, state and federal authorities as a key offensive strategy in the war on opioids. "Most of these drugs come from out of state," Schumer said.
The Executive Director of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA), Vic Brown, has announced that Thelma Hedrick has been awarded the Mary Marshall Award for Outstanding HIDTA Support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Ms. Hedrick traveled to Washington ...
President Trump's proposed fiscal 2019 budget would move the federal High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program away from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and over to the Justice Department. To Schumer as well as to several top law enforcement officers – including Byron ...
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, or HIDTA program, which is comprised of 28 regional task forces across the country that concentrate efforts on fentanyl and heroin, would be shifted from its current home in the Office of National Drug Control Policy to the Department of Justice — an estimated $340 ...
ASHINGTON — Charmaine Yoest, the top communications official at the Department of Health and Human Services, is leaving HHS for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, three sources with knowledge of the move told STAT. She is the latest administration official to leave for the drug policy office, ...
There are still numerous key vacancies in Donald Trump's government more than a year into his administration—and in jobs that are far more important, including foreign ambassadorships. So the fact that there's still no full-time director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is not by itself notable or ...
The Trump administration's FY2019 budget released Monday requests more than $30 billion for drug control efforts, while at the same time proposing a sharp cut to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which has been leading the fight in the opioid crisis.
Opponents argue the move would hamper the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) while the nation is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, saying they fear it would jeopardize the future of programs which help reduce substance abuse in youth and coordinate efforts to clamp down on drug ...
Jim Carroll would be the first Trump appointee to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Trump's first pick, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., withdrew his nomination after The Washington Post reported that he was the chief advocate of a law that weakened DEA enforcement against drug manufacturers who ...
Though the Trump administration is putting a focus on the opioid epidemic, the Office of National Drug Control Policy is being left out in the cold in those discussions. Instead, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is spearheading much of the Trump administration's work on opioids, according to an ...
A draft budget plan by the Office of Management and Budget would place federal law enforcement officers in charge of the drug trafficking grants rather than the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which has served as the White House's clearinghouse for drug strategy across the government and as a ...
Last month, Politico reported that OMB was planning to propose moving two major grants at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Under the plan, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and the Drug-Free Communities programs would be moved to — the Department of Justice and ...
A 24-year-old former campaign worker with no apparent policy experience who became the deputy chief of staff at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will reportedly be stepping down as controversy over his appointment grows. Taylor Weyeneth was appointed to the position in ...
A top Trump appointee in the Office of National Drug Control Policy will step down after The Washington Post revealed the 24-year-old's lack of experience and misrepresentations on his resume. Taylor Weyeneth has no experience with drug policy, government service, or law, unlike his predecessors in ...
Taylor Weyeneth set off the latest gnashing of teeth when lawmakers concerned about the opioid crisis started wondering why Skippy the MAGAhead got tabbed to guide policy while the Office of National Drug Control Policy still doesn't have a permanent director. Now comes news that as an undergrad ...
Photo courtesy of U.S. taxpayersPresident Donald Trump is poised yet again to slash the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Politico reports. The plan reportedly involves moving the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) grant to the Department of Justice (DOJ), and ...
President Donald Trump is planning to slash the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in what marks his administration's second attempt to gut the top office responsible for coordinating the federal response to the opioid crisis. The plan would shift the office's two main grant programs, the High ...
... went to jail for processing illegal Chinese steroids in the plant) to campaign for Donald Trump. Now Weyeneth, at 24 years old, is the deputy chief of staff for Office of National Drug Control Policy, in charge of billions of dollars in spending to curb the opioid epidemic and fight illegal drug use. Read the rest ...
But The New York Times reported there has been a downward trend in deaths from prescription opioids, and an uptick in deaths related to methamphetamine and cocaine. “It's American carnage,” Bill Bennett, the former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (where he served as the first “drug ...
Restore to Cabinet-level status the position of the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and adequately fund the office so that it can be effective. 5. Rescind and replace the August 2013 memorandum from then-Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole — i.e. the "Cole Memo." The Department ...
As Asheville has long been identified as a high-intensity drug traffic area, the Office of National Drug Control Policy administers a task force focusing on high-volume, high-value drug trafficking in the area. Council is being asked to approve a budget amendment of $22,300 for the 2017 HIDTA grant project.
Richard Baum, acting director of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy, told the Guardian that the US had requested the UN help declare fentanyl – an opioid at the heart of the crisis in the US – illegal in both the US and China. The US claims fentanyl manufactured in China – available for ...
Similarly, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP, the drug czar's office) is without a permanent head after Trump's nominee, Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Tom Marino went down in flames in October in the wake of reports he steered a bill through Congress that impeded the DEA from ...
The Office of National Drug Control Policy has yet to comment on Muir's departure. Sources familiar with the shake-up at the agency question whether the administration is truly putting its muscle behind the opioid crisis. About 60 to 70 employees work for the agency. The Office of National Drug Control ...
The “opioids cabinet,” as the group is known, is intended to help streamline efforts across the government and includes staffers from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, among other executive branch offices. In an interview with STAT, Conway said ...
More than 150 organizations are strongly opposing the Trump administration's reported proposed changes and cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), arguing it would “create an unnecessary distraction from efforts to save our lives." Earlier this month, Politico reported that the Office of ...
The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided $2 million to fund the effort. Thirteen innovative opioid-intervention programs spread across nine states have received grants of up to $135,000 in funding from the University of Baltimore's Center for ...
President Donald Trump has yet to nominate directors for either the Drug Enforcement Administration or the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Sessions' combined actions will fuel arrests and mass incarceration in states and at the federal level. Every 25 seconds, someone in the United States is ...


 

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