Cummings, responding to Trump, said he has a "constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive brand" and has a "moral duty to fight for my constituents."
Prescription opioid use in the U.S. was down 17% in 2018, marking the largest annual decline ever recorded, a study finds.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings on Wednesday unveiled a $100 billion proposal to tackle the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States.
Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller's full report after learning the special counsel's findings from his Trump-Russia investigation run to more than 300 pages.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has stopped short of threatening to issue a subpoena to the drugmakers, indicating that participation at the hearing isn't entirely voluntary.
The Trump administration calls on Congress to pass its proposed ban on "backdoor deals" pharmaceutical companies cut with middlemen who get preferred status for their drugs in Medicare prescription plans.
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr, D-Nj, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette, D-Co, sent letters to Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi requesting on insulin prices and other information.
In a brief exchange between Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Elijah Cummings, the North Carolina Republican said President Donald Trump wanted Cummings to know he's "serious about working in a bipartisan way to lower prescription drug prices."
President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.