While campaigning for president, Trump pledged to take action to generally reduce drug prices and to allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices for prescription medications. He then appointed a former pharmaceutical executive to run the Department of Health and Human Services, and slammed the Medicare negotiation concept after a meeting with pharmaceutical executives. read more
While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show.
A Chinese-owned pork producer will sell at least $240,000 worth of ham products to the federal government as part of the Trump administration's farm bailout program, the administration said Wednesday. U.S. pork producer Smithfield, which is owned by the Chinese conglomerate WH Group, will sell 144,000 pounds of ham products to the federal government under the contract.
An aggressive Trump supporter has been banned from all Disney properties for life after the company gave him a second chance following his efforts to incite a crowd by waving Trump 2020 banners, reports Fox 35. read more
Rashida Tlaib, who ran unopposed in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, became the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. The 42-year-old Michigan Democrat will fill Rep. John Conyers vacated seat after he resigned following allegations of sexual harassment. Tlaib, who was born to Palestinian immigrants, told CNN that her campaign wasn't "about just being out there and flaunting your faith." "I always tell people that I'm exposing Islam in such a pivotal way, an impactful way, through public service," she said in August.