Congressional Hearings

113th Congress

June 14, 2013 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Click on the links below to read or watch the Director’s testimony.

  • Testimony: “Examining the Federal Government’s Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis ”
  • Video

112th Congress 

July 25, 2012 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Click on the link below to read or watch the Director’s testimony.

  • Testimony: “Meth Revisited: Review of State and Federal Efforts to Solve the Domestic Methamphetamine Production Resurgence”
  • Video

July 18,2012 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony.

  • Testimony: “Responding to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic”

March 27, 2012 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Committee on Appropriations House of Representatives. Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony.

March 1, 2012 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives. Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

December 7, 2011 – Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

July 19, 2011 – Deputy Director Tucker testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee – Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.  The hearing was entitled “Drug and Veterans Treatment Courts: Seeking Cost-Effective Solutions for Protecting Public Safety and Reducing Recidivism.”  Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

May 24, 2011 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee – Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.  The hearing was entitled “Responding to the Prescription Drug Epidemic: Strategies for Reducing Abuse, Misuse, Diversion, and Fraud.”  Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

 April 14, 2011 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee – Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.  The hearing was entitled “Warning: The Growing Danger of Prescription Drug Diversion.” Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

March 31, 2011 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs.  The hearing was entitled “A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas.”  Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

 111th Congress

July 22, 2010 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee – Subcommittee on Health.  The hearing examined H.R. 5710, the National All-Schedules Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2010, and H.R. 5809, the Safe Drug Disposal Act. Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast

July 22, 2010 – Deputy Director Ben Tucker testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.  The hearing was entitled "Quitting Hard Habits: Efforts to Expand and Improve Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Involved Offenders."  Click on the link below to read the Deputy Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

July 21, 2010 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.  The hearing was entitled "International Counternarcotics Policies: Do They Reduce Domestic Consumption or Advance other Foreign Policy Goals?" Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

June 30, 2010 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging.  The hearing was entitled “Drug Waste and Disposal: When Prescriptions Become Poison.”  Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

June 23, 2010 – Deputy Director McLellan testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.  The Hearing was entitled “Treating Addiction as a Disease: The Promise of Medication Assisted Recovery.”  Click on the link below to read the Deputy Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

April 14, 2010 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.  The hearing was entitled “ONDCP’s FY 2011 National Drug Control Budget: Are We Still Funding a War on Drugs?” Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

April 13, 2010 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control.  The hearing was entitled “The Status of Meth: Oregon's Experience Making Pseudoephedrine Prescription Only.”  Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

March 22, 2010 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before a field hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The hearing was entitled “Effective Community Efforts to Counter Drug Related Crime in Rural America.” Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony.

March 3, 2010 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.  The hearing was entitled “Transnational Drug Enterprises (Part II): U.S. Government Perspectives on the Threat to Global Stability and U.S. National Security.”  Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

November 19, 2009 – National HIDTA Director Arnold Moorin testified  before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.  The hearing was entitled “Oversight Hearing to Examine Drug Smuggling and Gang Activity in Indian Country.”  Click on the link below to read Mr. Moorin’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

July 9, 2009 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  The hearing was entitled “The Rise of the Mexico Drug Cartels and U.S. National Security.” Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.

May 19, 2009 – Director Gil Kerlikowske testified before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.  The hearing was entitled “ONDCP’s Fiscal Year 2010 National Drug Control Budget and the Policy Priorities of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under the New Administration" Click on the link below to read the Director’s testimony, and on the link to the Committee’s website to view the webcast.