Lawmakers to receive Congressional Leadership Awards on Feb. 6 th at CADCA's 23rd Annual National Leadership Forum
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of their unwavering commitment to keeping America's youth drug and alcohol free, Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and U.S. Congressmen Harold "Hal" Rogers (R-Ky.), Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) will receive Congressional Leadership Awards from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
The lawmakers will accept their awards on Wednesday, Feb. 6 th during CADCA's 23rd Annual National Leadership Forum, taking place this week at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. CADCA's National Leadership Forum is the nation's largest training on substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery and researcher, attracting more than 2500 community and state leaders from across the country.CADCA's Congressional Leadership Award recognizes outstanding members of Congress who have championed legislation and strategies to protect and enhance the federal role in substance abuse prevention, education, treatment and research. "During one of the toughest funding climates Congress has seen in years, it's reassuring to know that there are lawmakers that remain passionate and committed to preventing youth drug abuse. Representatives Rogers and Fitzpatrick and Senator Casey are among our biggest champions in Congress, fighting tirelessly for substance abuse prevention programs that impact not just their states and districts but communities across the country and internationally. They truly understand the value of community-based efforts and we are thrilled to be able to recognize their efforts," said CADCA Chairman & CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean. All of the lawmakers have championed the cause of community-based substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery throughout their service in Congress.