Washington, D.C. — Late yesterday, a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 38 states and territories met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. The meeting focused heavily on the opioid epidemic, human trafficking, and criminal justice reform.
“The opioid epidemic, human trafficking, and criminal justice reform are critical issues facing our states, and we are thankful the President and his Administration are willing to work together with us to solve them,” said Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). “As chief legal officers for our states, we appreciate the Administration’s interest and efforts to combat these issues plaguing the families we serve.”
The White House visit was part of this week’s NAAG Winter Meeting, which also includes sessions focused on General Landry’s presidential initiative: Emergency and Crisis Management.
“Our primary role as attorneys general is to keep our citizens safe,” added General Landry. “My hope is that by discussing best practices, our States will be prepared should natural disaster or man-made tragedy strike.”
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