Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Certification Decisions by President Clinton

Feb 28, 1997

Certification Decisions by President Clinton

 Senator Chuck Grassley today issued the following statement regarding President Clinton's decision to decertify Colombia and to fully certify Mexico.<P> "President Clinton made two very difficult decisions today. He decided to continue full decertification of Colombia, and granted full certification to Mexico as a cooperating ally in the war against drugs. I regret that Colombia hasn't made measurable progress toward certification as a reliable partner in this fight. I agree with the President's decision on Mexico. But I want to make it clear that we must see significant progress from the Mexican government in the next year. We share a common border, and we must be able to count on Mexico as a partner in the war against drugs."<P>Grassley serves as chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control.