Wed, Mar. 29, 2017: Trump creates commission to fight opioid abuse with Christie as leader

After being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump’s transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat drug addiction.

Christie was at the White House Tuesday, meeting with members of the administration in preparation for the commission rollout. On Wednesday morning, he and President Trump will host an opioid and drug abuse listening session at the White House to formally kick off the effort.

It’s a familiar setting for the governor, who has made fighting heroin and prescription drug abuse a centerpiece of his administration. Continue reading “Wed, Mar. 29, 2017: Trump creates commission to fight opioid abuse with Christie as leader”