But according to an budget document obtained by The New York Times, Trump's administration is planning to nearly completely defund the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Only Congress can abolish the Office of National Drug Control Policy, but Trump can certainly slash its budget. On top of that, the high-intensity drug-trafficking area program could be eliminated.
"I want you to know that senior ONDCP staff have engaged, and continue to engage, with senior leadership in the White House Office of American Innovation and in OMB to address our agency's budget concerns", Baum wrote in the email to staffers.
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The ONDCP website, which was packed with information and resources during the Obama administration, was replaced when Trump took office with a message that says, "Check back soon for more information".
As a presidential candidate, and again after the election, Trump promised to fight the opioid crisis with a two-pronged strategy: A border wall to stop the flow of drugs into the country, among other things, and localized efforts to fight addiction with clinics and increased access to care.
It contains numerous potential cuts including the possible reduction of half the staff that work in the ONDCP.
However, Baum said that these proposed budget cuts will make it harder for the commission to achieve its goals.
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Trump has pledged to reduce the flow of illegal narcotics and fight opioid addiction.
In March Trump created a new drug addiction task force and appointed friend and former rival New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to lead the panel.
The White House has not confirmed details of the proposal.
Under the suggested funding cuts, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) would lose around 95% of its funding.
"It would be premature for us to comment - or anyone to report - on any aspect of this ever-changing, internal discussion before the publication of the document", the White House said in a statement. The drug epidemic has worsened in recent years under its watch and there is concern that the Trump administration would use a powerful drug czar to aggressively treat drug abuse as a criminal justice issue rather than as a public health problem.
Lawmakers have already shown a willingness to buck the administration's priorities on funding, most recently by including $2 billion for the National Institutes of Health in a spending bill that Trump signed into law Friday even though the president had proposed cutting the agency's budget.
"We have a heroin and prescription drug crisis in this country and we should be supporting efforts to reverse this tide, not proposing drastic cuts to those who serve on the front lines of this epidemic, " Senator Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, said in a statement.