Bill

H.R. 2851

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Key Votes on H.R. 2851
Roll Call
268
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About The Keyvote

The bill overcriminalizes drug offenses by broadly expanding penalties for drug offenses and also concerningly concentrates unilateral power in the Department of Justice, with little congressional oversight. As has been evidenced by decades of “war on drugs” policies, it is clear that steep penalties do not deter drug use. People who use drugs continue to do so because they have become addicted to the chemicals in them. Introducing lengthy sentences for drug users and low-level dealers will not solve this addiction problem.