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Senator Murray Announces $6 Million to Fight Methamphetamine Use and Production in Washington State

Sep 13 2001

Increased funding for law enforcement efforts will help keep communities safe

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced full Congressional approval of $6 million for law enforcement efforts to fight Methamphetamine use and production in Washington state. A member of the Senate Appropriations committee, Murray secured an additional four million dollars over last year's funding in the fiscal year 2002 Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary (CJSJ) bill. The Bill passed by a vote of 97-0.

"Today's bill will help make our communities safer, by cracking down on methamphetamine use and production," said Murray. "Washington state's families are concerned about the safety of their children and neighborhoods, and this funding will help provide the resources to help protect our communities."