"The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets." - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Administrator Michele Marie Leonhart was confirmed on December 22, 2010. A hearing to consider the nomination was held on November 17, 2010. An archived webcast is available. On December 1, 2010, the Judiciary Committee reported the nomination to the Senate.
A transcript of the hearing, including the Committee Questionnaire, responses to questions submitted for the record, and letters received in connection with the nomination, is available through the Government Printing Office. Attachments to the Committee Questionnaire are available upon request.
- November 17, 2010 - National Narcotic Officers' Associations Coalition
- November 17, 2010 - Fraternal Order of Police
- November 17, 2010 - Sunil Aggarwal, Founder, Health Professionals for Responsible Drug Scheduling
- November 15, 2010 - Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
- October 1, 2010 - National Narcotic Officers' Association Coalition
- July 23, 2010 - Vote Hemp