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The Daily Countable: Opioids, Memos & Sanctions

by Countable | 1.31.18

Greetings, Folks. Hope you didn't stay up too late watching post-game commentary on the State of the Union address.

One Big Thing

In his State of the Union address, President Trump briefly discussed the opioid crisis, pledging to "get tougher" on drug dealers and pushers in order to combat the “scourge” that currently claims an average of 7 Americans every hour. Want to know the latest updates on the administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis? Click on over to our "Government Opioid Response: Darknet, The Post Office, & China."

On the Radar

Should the “FISA Memo” Detailing Surveillance Abuses by the FBI be Publicly Released? Head here and tell your reps how to vote on the “Release the Memo Resolution."

Also On the Radar

Wondering why the Trump administration isn't imposing new sanctions on Russia? Or maybe wondering why we're talking about the sanctions yet again? Read all the A's to your Q's here.

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president will meet with Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
  • The president will hold a tax reform meeting with American workers.
  • He will then meet with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

The House of Representatives: Out

  • The House will return Monday, February 5.

The Senate: Out

  • The Senate will return Monday, February 5.

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