January 31, 2018

Boston Globe: Trump promises opioid fight, but Warren and others ask, ‘Where’s the money?’

President Trump made a lofty promise in Tuesday night's State of the Union to "fight the drug epidemic," but Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to know what his administration has actually done to address the issue.

The Trump administration declared a public health emergency last year but has yet to officially allocate any new funds to address the opioid crisis, the Massachusetts Democrat said in a letter to the Government Accountability Office.

"Given the severity of the crisis, we have grown increasingly concerned by reports that the President has done little to make use of his public health emergency declaration, leaving state and local communities without the resources they need to fight the opioid epidemic," the letter said.

Read the full article on the Boston Globe's website here.

By:  Martin Finucane
Source: Boston Globe