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Last Updated:7/7/05
Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), June 28, 2005

     Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 30 seconds.

   Mr. Chairman, if this policy is succeeding, why does cocaine remain readily available on U.S. streets at lower prices than ever, and the levels of use are stable if not rising? There is increased availability.

   If this policy is such a success, why are there increased abuses by the army? Why are trade union murders on the rise? Murders of trade union leaders increased in 2004 over 2003.

   Let us look at the facts here. The bottom line is that this policy has not succeeded. It is time for us to take a fresh look at it and to change course.

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