Monday, July 10, 2006

Orrin Hatch on Drugs

Orrin Hatch supports the following principles regarding drugs:
~Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs.
~Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
~Support capital punishment for convicted international drug traffickers.
~Expand federally sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
~Increase border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the US

“I will continue the fight against crime, of course. And that includes efforts to get kids off drugs - because drugs and crime are connected - and better efforts to control gangs. We need to look at ways to rehabilitate youthful offenders; but equally, we need to get really tough on juveniles who commit adult crimes.” (From the Senate Homepage, Jul 2, 1999)

We should] focus attention where only the federal government has the ability to make a difference-drug interdiction. [Our proposed crime bill] increases the penalties for drug trafficking. It provides bonus grants to keep prisons and jails drug-free to break the link between drugs and crime. And our bill includes a faith-based drug treatment bill.
Source: “Statements” Apr 28, 1999

Voted yes to increase penalties on certain drug-related crimes. The amendment would specifically target the manufacturing or trafficking of amphetamines & methamphetamines and possession of powder cocaine, and set stronger penalties for dealing drugs
Bill S.625 ; vote number 1999-360 on Nov 10, 1999

Voted yes to add an additional $53 million (raising the total to $213 million) to international narcotics control funding, and pay for it by taking $25 million from international operations funding and $28 million from development assistance.
Bill HR 3540 ; vote number 1996-244 on Jul 25, 1996

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