President Donald Trump projected a united front with his party during a news conferences with Senate Majority Leader McConnell on Monday. This came following weeks of reported tension between the president and GOP Congressional leadership.
Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pennsylvania, has withdrawn his nomination to be the country's next drug czar. President Trump made the announcement on Twitter. This comes after a "60 Minutes" and Washington Post investigation found that a 2016 law sponsored by Marino essentially weakened the DEA's efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
A group of Midwestern Republican senators are meeting Tuesday with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to express their concerns about the agency's recent moves on ethanol, according to a spokesman for Sen. Grassley. The Iowa Republican lunched with Pruitt Monday to discuss the same issues.