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John Ashcroft on Drugs

Former Attorney General; Former Republican Senator (MO)

 


Zealous proponent of the war on drugs

Ashcroft’s record in the Senate suggests he’ll be a zealous proponent of the war on drugs. One of his proudest achievements was legislation to increase penalties for methamphetamine dealers.
Source: ABCnews.com, “An Ashcroft Justice Department” , Dec 23, 2000

Tougher anti-meth laws

Source: JohnAshcroft.org, campaign web site , Nov 7, 2000

Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses.

Vote 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
Reference: Bill S.625 ; vote number 1999-360 on Nov 10, 1999

Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control.

Vote 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.
Reference: Bill HR 3540 ; vote number 1996-244 on Jul 25, 1996

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