The recommendations were "to open up funding for the Department of Public Health - for instance, to open up more treatment beds, to create funding and make it easier for. first responders to use naloxone, which reverses opioid overdoses in the field", he says.
"I applaud (New Jersey) Gov. (Chris) Christie and his team for their diligent work in finding solutions for treatment and prevention".
Coons says Congress has appropriated funding to battle the opioid crisis in legislation passed previous year.
In this photo, US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.
In a lengthy exchange with reporters at his Bedminster golf resort, he said past administrations had not done enough to take on North Korea and that it was time a president "stuck up for the country". I never do. I'm not like the other administration that would say.
When asked what's tougher than "fire and fury", Trump said: "You'll see". Trump said that Russian Federation would have prefered Hillary Clinton would have won.
"The opioid crisis is an emergency and I'm saying it officially right now, it's an emergency".
Trump added that the White House is "drawing documents now to so attest" to the opioid epidemic's status as a national emergency.
The special White House panel created to examine the opioid epidemic recommended that the President declare a national emergency, however yesterday's remarks still came as a surprise. In response on Thursday, Trump said, "Maybe it wasn't tough enough", referring to his own comments from earlier in the week.
Observers quickly related his remarks to President Harry S. Truman's fiery rhetoric in a statement 72 years ago, in which Truman announced toward the end of World War II that the US had dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He said overdose deaths are on pace to exceed last year's numbers.
"I think I've had great support, or I've had great support from that community", the president said. In May, the Associated Press reported that Trump signed a spending bill that included $61 million to reimburse law enforcement agencies for protecting him and his family since Election Day, and $58 million for additional Secret Service costs such as rent in Trump Tower and housing for agents at Mar-a-Lago.
"We know they are here locally".