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Trump Weighs 95 Percent Cut to Office of Drug Control Policy

  • Acting director warns of program eliminations, job cuts
  • Chief of staff Reince Priebus says nothing’s been finalized

The Trump administration is weighing a cut of almost 95 percent of the budget for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy at a time the president has pledged to aggressively combat opioid addiction, according to an internal memo.

The office, which coordinates much of U.S. strategy on illegal drugs including responses to trafficking, could see several grant programs for drug prevention discontinued under the proposal, which was decried by prevention advocates and members of Congress from both parties when it was reported on Friday.