Trump hosts GOP lawmakers for meeting on opioid abuse
President Trump will meet with Republican lawmakers on Thursday to discuss legislative action that can be taken to combat the nation's opioid crisis.
The meeting comes less than 24 hours after the White House unveiled a new commission on drug abuse prevention that will be led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Trump met with several recovering addicts and drug awareness advocates on Wednesday in what he said was the first of several roundtables he plans to host on the issue.
The president also said he plans to take the issue on the road by working it into his rallies and hosting meetings in communities that have been affected by prescription drug abuse.
A White House official said Trump will meet with the following lawmakers, many of whom hail from states that are bearing the brunt of the opioid crisis:
Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.
Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind.
Rep. Mike Burgess, R-Texas
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va.
Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.