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Senate hearing set Monday in Phoenix

Posted at 10:53 AM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 12:53:44-05
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and a senior federal official are among officials scheduled to testify next Monday during a U.S. Senate hearing in Phoenix on heroin trafficking and efforts to combat it.
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says he and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin will hold the hearing at the State Capitol.
Johnson is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. McCain serves on the committee.
Besides Ducey, officials scheduled to testify include Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels.
McCain called Arizona "ground zero in the fight against heroin trafficking from Mexico to the United States." He said the hearing will focus on international cartels and how government can combat them.