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Despite Trump's Talk, No Official Action Yet on Opioid Crisis

The president has yet to follow through with official action after calling the opioid epidemic a "serious problem"

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    Trump on Opioid Crisis: 'It's an Emergency'

    Trump discussed intentions to declare the opioid crisis a state of emergency today.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017)

    Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency and called it "a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

    But so far, Trump hasn’t formally signed such a declaration to sent to Congress, NBC News reported.

    The millions of dollars the executive branch could direct towards expanding treatment facilities — or supplying police officers with the anti-overdose remedy naloxone — aren’t moving because Trump yet to take official action.

    A White House spokesperson would not comment on when Trump plans to get around to it.

    Rep. Cummings on Family Separation: 'We Are Better Than That!'

    [NATL] Rep. Cummings on Family Separation: 'We Are Better Than That!'

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) slammed the Trump administration’s practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday in an emotional speech during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. “We will not do that. We are better than that. We are so much better,” Cummings said.

    (Published 3 hours ago)