The new bill would rescind a little-noticed law championed a year ago by Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), who President Trump has since nominated to serve as "drug czar" and director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Schumer called the Washington Post-"60 Minutes" report a "profoundly troubling revelation" as the country faces a prescription drug and opioid overdose epidemic. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!
Marino is continuing to serve as a Congressman until he is confirmed by the Senate, but West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin called for Trump to recall Marino's nomination.
Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning that Marino had withdrawn his name from consideration.
"During the biggest public health crisis since HIV/AIDS, we need someone leading the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy who believes we must protect our people, not the pharmaceutical industry", Manchin said.
Mobile puts a cap on high-speed data roaming in Canada, Mexico
As reported by Gizmodo, T-Mobile began offering unlimited data as a response to its competitors, when they refused to do it. Go from NY to Canada, or from California to Mexico; it's just like going from Idaho to Texas, from Georgia to Kentucky.
Eye-opening reports by the Washington Post and "60 Minutes" about the effect of federal legislation on the distribution of opioid painkillers has had an immediate impact.
The industry worked behind the scenes with lobbyists and key members of Congress, including Marino, pouring more than a million dollars into their election campaigns, the newspaper reported.
The bill, that was pushed primarily by Marino, effectively makes it impossible for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to stop suspicious narcotic shipments from companies.
Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he "was very concerned" about the 2016 law co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania congressman. Rosenstein said the pair ran one of the world's most prolific drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.