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Cummings: Will Discuss Prescription Drug Pricing With Trump

Cummings: Will Discuss Prescription Drug Pricing With Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 February 2017 05:01 PM EST

Rep. Elijah Cummings is set to meet with President Donald Trump next week in a meeting that will heavily focus on prescription drug prices, the Democrat from Maryland told Politico on Tuesday.

Trump last week said Cummings had backed out of their previous meeting and blamed it on pressure from Cummings' political party.

"He was probably told, 'Don't meet with Trump, it's bad politics,' and that's part of the problem in this country," Trump said.

Cummings said he would "raise whatever (issues) I can, but the main thing will be prescription drugs. That's what we agreed to talk about."

Cummings on Tuesday also joined a group of Democrats who introduced a bill that would allow low-cost prescription drugs to be imported from Canada and other countries.

"[The president] has made promises to the American people about prescription drug prices," Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill, said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. "Now it's time for him to put up or shut up. This bill can provide Americans cheaper access to drugs. It's time for him to join with us or — in my opinion — to confess his lies to the American people."

Cummings said Trump supporting the bill "should be a no-brainer."

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Rep. Elijah Cummings is set to meet with President Donald Trump next week in a meeting that will heavily focus on prescription drug prices, the Democrat from Maryland told Politico on Tuesday.
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 05:01 PM
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