NATIONAL DRUG COURT MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 81
(House of Representatives - May 15, 2019)

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                       NATIONAL DRUG COURT MONTH

  (Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky. Madam Speaker, May is National Drug Court 
Month, and I rise to recognize these remarkable facilities on their 
30th anniversary. Since 1989, drug courts have provided countless 
addicted Americans referral to treatment and a lifesaving alternative 
to incarceration.
  When I first started Operation UNITE in my district in 2003, there 
were only five drug courts in the whole district of 30 counties. Today, 
we have one in all 30 counties, and those volunteer judges are changing 
more lives than ever before.
  At this moment, drug courts are providing a new lease on life to 
144,000 Americans around the country. Thank you to the countless 
professionals who make up our 3,000 drug courts. We have got a long 
road ahead, but I look forward to ensuring drug courts remain a central 
part of that journey.