Sen. Heidi HeitkampHeidi HeitkampOvernight Finance: Senators spar over Wall Street at SEC pick's hearing | New CBO score for ObamaCare bill | Agency signs off on Trump DC hotel lease Lawmakers share photos of their dogs in honor of National Puppy Day Senators war over Wall Street during hearing for Trump's SEC pick MORE (D-N.D.) said a new national strategy would help reduce the cross-border flow of illegal drugs between the U.S. and Canada.
“Today’s new national drug control strategy aims to provide stronger coordination between the U.S. and Canada so we can prevent the flow of drugs and criminals between our borders,” Heitkamp said Tuesday. “Only by coming together can we stem the tide of drug trafficking and abuse and truly make sure our state remains a safe place for families to live and work.”
“With North Dakota’s unprecedented population and economic growth, especially in the Bakken, drug-related crimes have become emerging challenges that we must stop,” Heitkamp said. “The administration has taken our concerns seriously.”
She said the administration’s 2014 National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy updates policies to address drug trafficking at the northern U.S. border by improving coordination between federal and tribal law enforcement and more efficiently using federal resources.