Congressman to be named Head of Office of National Drug Control Policy

Representative Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is expected to be named the next head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, CBS News reports.

The Republican congressman is in the final stages of finishing his paperwork, and an official announcement is expected soon, the article notes. Marino is in his third term. He was appointed to serve on the House’s committee combating the opioid epidemic in 2016, after two bills he introduced on drug control were enacted.

One of the bills, the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act, aims to curb drug trafficking across borders. The other bill increases collaboration between prescription drug distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration to combat drug use.

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