11.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Fight Methamphetamine Abuse Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped successfully include a bipartisan amendment in appropriations legislation that passed the full Senate to increase funding for an anti-methamphetamine abuse program.

“I’ve met with local health officials, law enforcement and those who have lost loved ones throughout Wisconsin, and it’s clear Washington must do more to be a stronger partner in supporting local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts,” said Senator Baldwin. “In Wisconsin, we’ve experienced a growing problem of methamphetamine abuse in our state. That’s why I’m working to provide more resources to help Wisconsin fight this epidemic and save lives.”

The amendment increases funding for the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) to $13 million. According to the Department of Justice, CAMP is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures.

The amendment was led by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and also cosponsored by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Doug Jones (D-AL), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Jon Tester (D-MT).