In other news, trade officials from Mexico, Canada, and the Unites State say NAFTA talks will continue beyond the March deadline set by Trump. I have a feeling this will eventually be kicked down the road until 2019.
Meanwhile, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) has announced that he won't run for reelection this year. That makes 33 House Republicans leaving their sets for retirement or a different office. Democrats need to flip 24 seats for control.
Finally, Trump says his new HHS secretary will lower drug prices soon.
“He’s going to get those prescription drug prices way down,” said Trump at a swearing-in ceremony for Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, adding that Azar would be “very tough” on drug companies and doctors about prescribing opioids.
Spoiler: this is never going to happen