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10-HR5916 on Apr 29, 2010

Source: Meth Project Prevention Campaign Grant Program Act
    Authorizes matching grants to states, local government, or private nonprofit organizations to establish the Meth Project Prevention Campaign, which shall be aimed at teenagers. Authorizes the use of grant funds for:
  1. television, radio, Internet, and print advertisements and educational materials;
  2. community outreach to motivate community involvement in methamphetamine education;
  3. a benchmark survey and periodic studies of attitudes and behaviors related to methamphetamine ; and
  4. qualitative research to assist in the development and testing of Campaign messaging and the effectiveness of methamphetamine education.
    Congress finds that--
  • methamphetamine is a leading drug threat to the US
  • crime related to methamphetamine abuse continues to increase
  • methamphetamine laboratories pose a dangerous threat in terms of toxicity, severe environmental and property damage, violence, and public safety
  • 24% of teens nationally report it would be easy or somewhat easy to obtain methamphetamine
  • 33% of teens believe there is only slight or no risk to trying methamphetamines once or twice
  • the annual economic burden of methamphetamine use in the US is estimated at between $16,200,000,000 and $48,300,000,000 annually; and
  • there are currently no particular pharmacological treatments for dependence on methamphetamine.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: TV ads to prevent teenage meth use (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for TV ads to prevent teenage meth use (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 10-HR5916

Daniel Akaka s1sHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring)
Max Baucus s1sMT Democratic Sr Senator
Michael Bennet s2pCO Democratic Jr Senator
Daniel Inouye s1sHI Democratic Sr Senator
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010)
John Salazar s2pColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Mark Udall s1sCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative

Republicans participating in 10-HR5916

Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican

Independents participating in 10-HR5916

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 7
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0

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