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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) – the ranking member and chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science – to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

“While its mission has evolved and expanded over the decades, the DEA is just as important today as it was 50 years ago as the agency works to apprehend drug traffickers and to protect our communities from harmful, illegal drugs,” said Sen. Moran. “Today we recognize the sacrifices of the men and women in the DEA and remember those who have given their lives in the line of duty while serving in the DEA.”

“As we mark the fifty-year anniversary of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s establishment this month, I’m proud to support this resolution honoring the important work of the men and women of the DEA,” said Sen. Shaheen. "Through the enforcement of controlled substance laws and regulations to dismantling transnational drug trafficking organizations and bringing dangerous, prolific global drug traffickers to justice, their dedicated service is essential to supporting public safety, health and national security efforts.

The DEA was established on July 1, 1973 to enforce the Controlled Substances Act.

The full resolution can be found HERE.

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