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Greg Abbott on Drugs
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Abbott on other issues.
  • More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants. (Feb 2017)
  • Respond to the evil threat posed by drug cartels. (Feb 2015)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
George P. Bush on Drugs
Republican Texas Land Commissioner: Click here for George P. Bush on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Dewhurst on Drugs
Republican Lt. Governor: Click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathie Glass on Drugs
Libertarian candidate for Texas Governor: Click here for Kathie Glass on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Beto O`Rourke on Drugs
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Decriminalize opioids; legalize marijuana. (Oct 2019)
  • Opioid manufacturers should be held to account. (Jun 2019)
  • Decriminalize marijuana; expunge criminal records. (Apr 2019)
  • 1998 drunk driving: arresting officers say he tried to flee. (Apr 2019)
  • Arrested for drunk driving at age 25; license suspended. (Mar 2019)
  • Dealing Drugs and Death: 2011 call for legalization. (Mar 2019)
  • Treat drug abuse as public health issue, not criminal. (Oct 2018)
  • Long-time advocate for marijuana legalization. (Oct 2018)
  • End prohibition on marijuana, expunge records of possessors. (Aug 2018)
  • 2008 crackdown cost 1,623 lives in Juarez. (Nov 2011)
  • 2008: National debate on ending the prohibition of narcotics. (Nov 2011)
  • Low price of pot means low crime rate. (Nov 2011)
  • Mexico estimates US pot market at $3B; US says $14B. (Nov 2011)
  • War on Drugs expanded from $371M in 1971 to $48,700M today. (Nov 2011)
  • Supply-side enforcement should raise drug prices, but fails. (Nov 2011)
  • Enforcement efforts make illegal drugs profitable & deadly. (Nov 2011)
  • Regulating drug market would bring in billions of revenue. (Nov 2011)
  • Legalization closes "gateway" effect of marijuana. (Nov 2011)
  • 2009: US arrested 758,000 adult citizens for pot possession. (Nov 2011)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Jul 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Jul 2013)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (May 2017)
Annise Parker on Drugs
Mayor of Houston: Click here for Annise Parker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Rawlings on Drugs
Mayor of Dallas: Click here for Mike Rawlings on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lupe Valdez on Drugs
Democratic candidate for governor of Texas: Click here for Lupe Valdez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew White on Drugs
Democratic candidate for Texas Governor: Click here for Andrew White on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

TX 2020: 2020 TX Senate race


David Alameel on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for David Alameel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Cornyn on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator (TX): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cornyn on other issues.
  • Legal pot causes similar attitudes to other illegal drugs. (Jul 2011)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Ted Cruz on Drugs
Republican Texas Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Opposed to marijuana legalization, but let states choose. (Oct 2018)
  • Let's see what happens in Colorado with legalization. (Nov 2015)
  • Lower minimums and mandatory sentencing for drugs. (Apr 2015)
  • 2014: federal enforcement; 2015: let states experiment. (Mar 2015)
  • I disagree with states legalizing pot, but it's their right. (Feb 2015)
  • Let states be laboratories of democracy on marijuana. (Feb 2015)
  • I foolishly smoked pot when young, but never since. (Feb 2015)
  • Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Nov 2016)
MJ Hegar on Drugs
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for MJ Hegar on other issues.
  • Absolutely for legalizing marijuana, expunging records. (Jun 2020)
Sema Hernandez on Drugs
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sema Hernandez on other issues.
  • Legalize marijuana; would bring in tax revenue. (Jan 2020)
Beto O`Rourke on Drugs
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Decriminalize opioids; legalize marijuana. (Oct 2019)
  • Opioid manufacturers should be held to account. (Jun 2019)
  • Decriminalize marijuana; expunge criminal records. (Apr 2019)
  • 1998 drunk driving: arresting officers say he tried to flee. (Apr 2019)
  • Arrested for drunk driving at age 25; license suspended. (Mar 2019)
  • Dealing Drugs and Death: 2011 call for legalization. (Mar 2019)
  • Treat drug abuse as public health issue, not criminal. (Oct 2018)
  • Long-time advocate for marijuana legalization. (Oct 2018)
  • End prohibition on marijuana, expunge records of possessors. (Aug 2018)
  • 2008 crackdown cost 1,623 lives in Juarez. (Nov 2011)
  • 2008: National debate on ending the prohibition of narcotics. (Nov 2011)
  • Low price of pot means low crime rate. (Nov 2011)
  • Mexico estimates US pot market at $3B; US says $14B. (Nov 2011)
  • War on Drugs expanded from $371M in 1971 to $48,700M today. (Nov 2011)
  • Supply-side enforcement should raise drug prices, but fails. (Nov 2011)
  • Enforcement efforts make illegal drugs profitable & deadly. (Nov 2011)
  • Regulating drug market would bring in billions of revenue. (Nov 2011)
  • Legalization closes "gateway" effect of marijuana. (Nov 2011)
  • 2009: US arrested 758,000 adult citizens for pot possession. (Nov 2011)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Jul 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Jul 2013)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (May 2017)
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez on Drugs
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez on other issues.
  • Supports the legalization of marijuana. (Dec 2019)
Emily Sanchez on Drugs
Green Party Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Emily Sanchez on other issues.
  • Legalize marijuana. (Sep 2014)
Royce West on Drugs
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Royce West on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Colin Allred on Drugs
Democrat (District 32): Click here for Colin Allred on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jodey Arrington on Drugs
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jodey Arrington on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Brian Babin on Drugs
Republican House Member (District 36): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brian Babin on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 1996)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Joe Linus Barton on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Joe Linus Barton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -25 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Kevin Brady on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Brady on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Michael Burgess on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-26): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Burgess on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Quico Canseco on Drugs
Republican (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Quico Canseco on other issues.
  • Develop counterdrug strategy for federal open lands. (Feb 2011)
John Carter on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-31): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Carter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Nov 2016)
Joaquin Castro on Drugs
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joaquin Castro on other issues.
  • Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2006)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Michael Cloud on Drugs
Republican (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cloud on other issues.
  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Mike Conaway on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Conaway on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Dan Crenshaw on Drugs
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Crenshaw on other issues.
  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Henry Cuellar on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-28): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Henry Cuellar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines. (Jul 2008)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
John Culberson on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Culberson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights . (Dec 2000)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Lloyd Doggett on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-25): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lloyd Doggett on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +25 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Veronica Escobar on Drugs
Democrat (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Veronica Escobar on other issues.
  • PVS:Support recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Blake Farenthold on Drugs
Republican (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Blake Farenthold on other issues.
  • Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on Drugs
Democrat (District 7): Click here for Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Flores on Drugs
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Flores on other issues.
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Pete Gallego on Drugs
Democrat (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Gallego on other issues.
  • Criminalize "doctor-shopping" to obtain prescription opiates. (Nov 2010)
Sylvia Garcia on Drugs
Democrat (District 29): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sylvia Garcia on other issues.
  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Louie Gohmert on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Louie Gohmert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Vicente Gonzalez on Drugs
Democrat (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vicente Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Lance Gooden on Drugs
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lance Gooden on other issues.
  • Allow states to legalize medical cannabis, but no other uses. (Jan 2019)
Kay Granger on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kay Granger on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Al Green on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Al Green on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated +5 by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Gene Green on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-29): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gene Green on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation. (Jul 2011)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Jeb Hensarling on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Hensarling on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Ruben Hinojosa on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-15): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ruben Hinojosa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Will Hurd on Drugs
Republican House Member (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Will Hurd on other issues.
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Sheila Jackson Lee on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-18): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Sheila Jackson Lee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation. (Jul 2011)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Eddie Bernice Johnson on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-30): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Bernice Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Sam Johnson on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Sam Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights . (Dec 2000)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Scott Keller on Drugs
Independent Challenger (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott Keller on other issues.
  • No victim, no crime: Legalize marijuana. (Apr 2013)
  • Strongly opposes enforce laws against immoral drug use. (Apr 2013)
  • Drug use isn't immoral, though it's unintelligent. (Aug 2011)
Kenny Marchant on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-24): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Marchant on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Michael McCaul on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael McCaul on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Randy Neugebauer on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Randy Neugebauer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Beto O`Rourke on Drugs
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Decriminalize opioids; legalize marijuana. (Oct 2019)
  • Opioid manufacturers should be held to account. (Jun 2019)
  • Decriminalize marijuana; expunge criminal records. (Apr 2019)
  • 1998 drunk driving: arresting officers say he tried to flee. (Apr 2019)
  • Arrested for drunk driving at age 25; license suspended. (Mar 2019)
  • Dealing Drugs and Death: 2011 call for legalization. (Mar 2019)
  • Treat drug abuse as public health issue, not criminal. (Oct 2018)
  • Long-time advocate for marijuana legalization. (Oct 2018)
  • End prohibition on marijuana, expunge records of possessors. (Aug 2018)
  • 2008 crackdown cost 1,623 lives in Juarez. (Nov 2011)
  • 2008: National debate on ending the prohibition of narcotics. (Nov 2011)
  • Low price of pot means low crime rate. (Nov 2011)
  • Mexico estimates US pot market at $3B; US says $14B. (Nov 2011)
  • War on Drugs expanded from $371M in 1971 to $48,700M today. (Nov 2011)
  • Supply-side enforcement should raise drug prices, but fails. (Nov 2011)
  • Enforcement efforts make illegal drugs profitable & deadly. (Nov 2011)
  • Regulating drug market would bring in billions of revenue. (Nov 2011)
  • Legalization closes "gateway" effect of marijuana. (Nov 2011)
  • 2009: US arrested 758,000 adult citizens for pot possession. (Nov 2011)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Jul 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Jul 2013)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (May 2017)
Pete Olson on Drugs
Republican (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Olson on other issues.
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Ted Poe on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ted Poe on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated Zero by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
  • Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines. (Jul 2008)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
John Ratcliffe on Drugs
Republican House Member (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Ratcliffe on other issues.
  • Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Chip Roy on Drugs
Republican (District 21): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chip Roy on other issues.
  • Label Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. (Nov 2019)
Lamar Smith on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-21): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Smith on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Van Taylor on Drugs
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Van Taylor on other issues.
  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Mac Thornberry on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-13): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mac Thornberry on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -25 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Marc Veasey on Drugs
Democrat (District 33): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marc Veasey on other issues.
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Filemon Vela on Drugs
Democrat (District 34): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Filemon Vela on other issues.
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2017)
Randy Weber on Drugs
Republican (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Randy Weber on other issues.
  • Keep marijuana possession criminalized. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Roger Williams on Drugs
Republican (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roger Williams on other issues.
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Ron Wright on Drugs
Republican (District 6): Click here for Ron Wright on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Julian Castro on Drugs
Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • Send high-level executives to jail for opioids & corruption. (Oct 2019)
  • Decriminalize and legalize marijuana. (May 2019)
  • Crack down on traffickers of dangerous drugs like fentanyl. (Apr 2019)
  • Legalize and regulate marijuana; expunge criminal records. (Apr 2019)
Rick Perry on Drugs
Republican Governor (TX): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Too many Texans imprisoned for nonviolent drug offenses. (Jul 2015)
  • Treat addiction as a disease, not as criminal behavior. (Apr 2015)
  • Indicted for defunding D.A. who got caught drunk-driving. (Aug 2014)
  • They're not "cartels", they're narcoterrorists. (Aug 2014)
  • Criminalize "doctor-shopping" to obtain prescription opiates. (Jun 2011)
  • Fight cross-border violence as part of drug war. (Feb 2011)
  • Medical marijuana OK for California, but not Texas. (Nov 2010)
  • Drug trade causes soaring violence on southern border. (Nov 2010)
  • ACLU shouldn't protest random drug sweeps in public housing. (Feb 2008)
  • Protect the border from drug traffickers. (Feb 2007)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
Chris Bell on Drugs
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Roland on Drugs
Libertarian Senate Challenger: Click here for Jon Roland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Stockman on Drugs
Republican challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 1996)
  • AdWatch: Arrested for drug possession in 1977. (Jun 1995)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Mar 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Mar 2013)
Ralph Moody Hall on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Moody Hall on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -25 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
Tony Sanchez on Drugs
Democrat 2000 Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tony Sanchez on other issues.
  • Reform drug enforcement to improve effectiveness. (Oct 2002)
  • Drug rehab needs alternatives other than prison. (Oct 2002)
Steve Stockman on Drugs
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 36): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 1996)
  • AdWatch: Arrested for drug possession in 1977. (Jun 1995)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Mar 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Mar 2013)
Ken Bentsen on Drugs
Former Dem.challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006), former U.S. Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Jack Fields on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for Jack Fields on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martin Frost on Drugs
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 24): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martin Frost on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Phil Gramm on Drugs
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gramm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Gene Kelly on Drugs
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gene Kelly on other issues.
  • Supports “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”. (Sep 2000)
Ron Kirk on Drugs
2002 Democratic Candidate: Click here for Ron Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nicholas Lampson on Drugs
Democrat (Unseated 2008) (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nicholas Lampson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Mary Ruwart on Drugs
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (TX): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mary Ruwart on other issues.
  • Opposes “Drug use is immoral”. (Sep 2000)
Max Sandlin on Drugs
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Max Sandlin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on Drugs
Republican Former (2006-2007) (District 22): Click here for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Turner on Drugs
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Turner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Bill Archer on Drugs
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Archer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Dick Armey on Drugs
Republican (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dick Armey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Chris Bell on Drugs
Democrat (District 25): Click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ken Bentsen on Drugs
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Henry Bonilla on Drugs
Republican (District 23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Henry Bonilla on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Ronald Coleman on Drugs
Democrat (1982-1996) (District 16): Click here for Ronald Coleman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Combest on Drugs
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Combest on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Prof. Tom Davis on Drugs
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Prof. Tom Davis on other issues.
  • Immoral is a lousy reason for drug law. (Aug 2008)
Tom DeLay on Drugs
Republican (District 22): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom DeLay on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Chet Edwards on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chet Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -25 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
Charles Gonzalez on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charles Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Darrel Hunter on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Darrel Hunter on other issues.
  • Supports medical marijuana. (Nov 2004)
  • Too many crimes related to drug use. (Nov 2004)
Scott Jameson on Drugs
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Jameson on other issues.
  • Don’t fight drug use as a moral issue. (Aug 2008)
  • Eliminate funding for the war on drugs. (Aug 2006)
Elizabeth Ames Jones on Drugs
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Ames Jones on other issues.
  • Secure our borders against Mexican drug cartels. (Jul 2011)
Tom Leppert on Drugs
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Tom Leppert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Noriega on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Noriega on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Solomon Ortiz on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-27): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Solomon Ortiz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Ron Paul on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ron Paul on other issues.
  • Blacks disproportionately imprisoned for victimless crimes. (Jan 2012)
  • Cancel the drug war, and cancel its violence. (Nov 2011)
  • Our drug war is driving our immigration policy. (Sep 2011)
  • We don't need laws to tell us to not use heroin. (May 2011)
  • Drug War allows drug lords to make a lot more money. (Apr 2011)
  • Someday we'll wake up and end the Second Prohibition. (Apr 2011)
  • War on drugs is out of control; revert control to states. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal most federal drug laws; blacks are treated unfairly. (Sep 2007)
  • Inner-city minorities are punished unfairly in war on drugs. (Sep 2007)
  • $500B on War on Drugs since 1970s has been a total failure. (Sep 2007)
  • Legalize industrial hemp. (Jan 2007)
  • Drug War fosters violence at home & breeds resentment abroad. (Oct 2001)
  • Societal inconsistency on alcohol contributes to drug use. (Dec 1987)
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights . (Dec 2000)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated A by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +30 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Sponsored defining industrial hemp as not marijuana. (Aug 2012)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill letting states legalize industrial hemp. (Apr 2009)
Barbara Radnofsky on Drugs
Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Radnofsky on other issues.
  • Increase border security to stop inflow of illegal drugs. (Aug 2006)
  • More funding to Colombia to combat the war on drugs. (Aug 2006)
  • Stop flow of illegal drugs at the border. (Aug 2006)
Ciro Rodriguez on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-23): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ciro Rodriguez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
Charles Stenholm on Drugs
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Stenholm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
David Dewhurst on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Fallon on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for Pat Fallon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tony Gonzales on Drugs
Republican (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tony Gonzales on other issues.
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator (TX): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kay Bailey Hutchison on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Ronny Jackson on Drugs
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ronny Jackson on other issues.
Troy Nehls on Drugs
Republican (District 22): Click here for Troy Nehls on other issues.
    No stance on record.
August Pfluger on Drugs
Republican (District 11): Click here for August Pfluger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Silvestre Reyes on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TX-16): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Silvestre Reyes on other issues.
  • 2008: Withhold stimulus funds for cities legalizing drugs. (Nov 2011)
  • $1.4B to break up Mexican drug cartels; $75M for "spillover". (Nov 2011)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation. (Jul 2011)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Paul Sadler on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sadler on other issues.
  • Enforce America's drug laws. (May 2012)
  • Strengthen drug penalties; also strengthen rehabilitation. (Nov 1998)
Pete Sessions on Drugs
Republican Representative (TX-32): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Pete Sessions on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
  • Strongly anti-recreational marijuana, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Beth Van Duyne on Drugs
Republican (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Beth Van Duyne on other issues.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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