President Donald Trump is holding an event at the White House today to commemorate the “historic progress and action” his administration has taken to deal with the country’s opioid crisis.
The president is expected to sign a bill today that will expand on his administration’s effort to counteract the drug epidemic, which he declared as a public health emergency last year. The new legislation will supposedly provide the government with additional financial resources to deal with the epidemic, expand access for substance abuse treatment and crack down on the distribution of fentanyl and other drugs.
It’s possible that Trump will acknowledge the multiple bomb scares that have gripped the nation over the last few hours. Emergency services are actively responding to the bombs and suspicious packages that were mailed to various media outlets and left-wing political figures. The White House has condemned these acts throughout the day, though the only comment so far from Trump himself is his tweeted agreement with the statement Vice President Mike Pence delivered — condemning the acts.
The event is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. ET. Watch above, via The White House.
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