There is no evidence that expanding the application of the death penalty will prevent a single opioid-related death.
President Donald Trump will announce the plan, which also includes treatment incentives, Monday in New Hampshire.
The president has said it may be time to start 'thinking' about the death penalty for drug traffickers.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tells TODAY's Savannah Guthrie that although the White House's current school safety plan does not raise the minimum age for gun purchases as President Trump originally discussed, "everything is on the table." Regarding the arming of teachers, she says, "This is an issue that is best decided by local communities and by states," but adds that she does not think that arming teachers with assault weapons would be "an appropriate thing."
When it comes Republicans, 80 percent agree that giving teachers guns is a solution to school safety concerns in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that President Trump's proposed tariffs plan should be "more targeted" in order to prevent "collateral damage."
A major Republican donor and Trump backer wrote a letter to the White House Monday imploring the president to reconsider his tariffs on steel and aluminum.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Sunday he has no reason to believe that President Donald Trump will reverse his controversial tariff announcement this week.
While Republicans in Congress are up in arms over President Donald Trump's tariff plan, they're probably better off politically letting him go it alone.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the administration will slap tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum.