Nov 30, 2017

Trump to donate salary to combat opioid epidemic

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

President Donald Trump plans to donate his third-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services to help combat the opioid epidemic, Acting Sec. Eric Hargan said at a White House press briefing today.Don't forget: Trump made battling the nation's opioid crisis one of his administration's key initiatives. This also comes a month after he declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. He previously donated part of his salary to the National Parks Service.

Go deeper

Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

Axios Dashboard

Keep up with breaking news throughout the day — sign up for our alerts.

Energy deputy secretary nominee faces heat after contradicting Trump

Mark Menezes speaks at a forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 12. Photo: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Trump administration officials are internally raising concerns about President Trump’s nominee for Energy deputy secretary, who appeared to openly contradict the president on nuclear waste storage at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain last week.

Driving the news: While speaking at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing last Wednesday, Mark Menezes told members of the panel that the Trump administration is still interested in storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain and that “what we're trying to do is to put together a process that will give us a path to permanent storage at Yucca."