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Conway: Trump's Opioid Fight Includes Funding Plans

(Fox News' "America's Newsroom")

By    |   Friday, 27 October 2017 03:12 PM

White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted Friday that President Donald Trump's plans for fighting the nation's opioid addiction crisis also includes means to finance help for Americans.

"First, the commission led by Gov. Chris Christie, that I work closely with here, they made two recommendations in their interim report," Conway told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.

"If the president was going to declare a national emergency, which he did, he would have two mechanisms. One is the Stafford Act. That's used for instances like hurricanes. The other is this Public Health Emergency Act, the vehicle the president has chosen."

The emergency status calls on Congress to appropriate funding, but it also allows funds to be moved around immediately toward the opioid crisis and for reducing drug demands overall.

"It allows the Department of Labor to help the opioid displacement money for workers displaced because of the drug demand crisis," said Conway.

Also on Friday, Conway said President Donald Trump has said he feels a sense of vindication with the growing reports that the Democratic National Committee and former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign had been behind the funding for research leading to a salacious dossier linking him with Russia.

"We know it was Hillary Clinton who was secretary of state while Russians were trying to infiltrate the United States to get an advantage, on what ended up being 20 percent of the uranium going to a Russian interest," said Conway. "It is her husband who gave a speech in Russia for half a million dollars. I don't think it's difficult for Americans to connect the dots and that's what people don't like about people in power abusing that power. Let's let the investigators do their job."

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White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted Friday that President Donald Trump's plans for fighting the nation's opioid addiction crisis also includes means to finance help for Americans.
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