Sen. Coons welcomes more federal action on opioid crisis

Postado Agosto 12, 2017

President Donald Trump took in 18 holes of golf at Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Wednesday, along with Mike Fazio, the CEO of Prime Staffing.

Kelsey says a waiver for that rule would allow more Medicaid funds to be used for addiction treatment programs.

"I applaud (New Jersey) Gov. (Chris) Christie and his team for their diligent work in finding solutions for treatment and prevention. We're going to save a lot of money".

As a member of the Health and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees, Collins has participated in six subcommittee hearings discussing the government and states responses to the crisis, fentanyl, and professional and academic perspectives. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the president's remarks.

The Springfield Democrat, who has been critical of the Trump administration, said he was pleased to hear the president's commitment to elevating the issue of opioid abuse and overdose deaths. And it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries. And I have to say this in all fairness, this is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem. He said attempts by former Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have all been ineffective.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency and I'm saying it officially right now, it's an emergency". Trump answered, "We're going to draw it up, and we're going to make it a national emergency".

The North Korea threat has been a foreign policy priority for the Trump administration since it took office in January, but it has taken center stage since Pyongyang test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.

In Fazio's case, it seems news outlets saved the photo before his account became private.

BENNETT: Well, remember; the whole thing started after McConnell said the president's - to use his words - excessive expectations were partly to blame for the public perception that Republicans really haven't accomplished much despite the fact that they control all the levers of power in Washington.

TRUMP: Well, I'll tell you what. "But I can tell you that what they (North Korea) have been doing and what they've been getting away with is a tragedy". And so, you know, this mostly one-sided feud does nothing to change the legislative landscape that faces Republicans when they come back to the Hill in September.