Rehberg Meets with John Walters, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), to Discuss Meth-Related Issues
Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, yesterday met with John Walters, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), to discuss meth-fighting programs such as the Montana Meth Project.
"The danger of meth continues to be a problem in Montana," said Rehberg, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Congressional Meth Caucus. "However, through programs like the Montana Meth Project, the fight against meth has taken huge strides. Today, I was able to discuss the drug-related concerns of Montana families with Director Walters."
During the meeting, Director Walters announced that the ONCDP is currently considering using several of Montana Meth's ads as part of its national media campaign. At the moment, the ads are undergoing a screening process to determine which ads the ONDCP may distribute.
"Congressman Rehberg should be commended for his leadership in combating Meth, not only in Montana, but nation-wide." Director Walters stated. "We are eager to begin the testing process for the Meth ads, and are hopeful that Montana Meth can play an enhanced role in the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign."
Last year, Rehberg included language in Office of Drug Control Policy reauthorization legislation to require that 10% of all funds dedicated to national media campaigns go toward meth prevention.
"Montana Meth's ads are spreading to every billboard, building, radio and TV station in Montana and they're having a positive impact," said Rehberg. "And I believe their message is relevant across the nation. This is why I've urged Director Walters to use these ads as a new tool in the fight against meth nationwide."
Rehberg also sits on the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee which is in charge of ONDCP funding.