April 25, 2018

Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump.

The Senate rushed to approve a $1.3 trillion government funding bill early Friday morning, sending the mammoth legislation to President Trump‘s desk less than 24 hours before a deadline to avert another government shutdown. Senators voted 65-32 on the measure, well over the simple majority needed to approve it, despite late drama after the bill easily cleared the House on Thursday […]

Trump Takes on the Opioid Crisis: ‘Keep Out the Damn Drugs,’ Death Penalty For Dealers.

During a speech in New Hampshire Monday, President Donald Trump laid out detailed administration plans to combat the ongoing opioid crisis across the country. Over the weekend the White House announced President Trump would seek the death penalty for certain drug dealers. Today, he reiterated that stance. “My Department of Justice will be seeking so […]

Trump Lays Out Aggressive Plan To Combat Opioid Crisis During New Hampshire Speech.

President Donald Trump unveiled aggressive policy proposals — including calling for the death penalty for high-level drug traffickers — to curb the opioid crisis to during his New Hampshire speech Monday, another step in the administration’s concerted effort to combat the widespread addiction. “Whether you are a dealer or doctor or trafficker or a manufacturer, if you break […]

Trump To Push Death Penalty For Major Drug Dealers In Opioid Plan

President Donald Trump will push for the death penalty for major drug dealers in his plan to combat the opioid crisis, Politico reports. Trump publicly revealed his deeply held belief that drug dealers should be executed before the White House opioid summit saying “they kill hundreds and hundreds of people, and most of them don’t even […]

Sessions: $20M in Federal Grants Will Help Address Opioid Crisis

The United States is still struggling with an opioid crisis. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that “opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999.” The CDC also found the five states with the highest death rate from drug overdoses: West Virginia (41.5 […]

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