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Christie Leading Trump Task Force On Opioid Problem

Governor Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he's honored President Trump has selected him to chair a commission focused on combatting the nation's opioid addiction crisis.

The President called Christie a very effective guy when he met with him at the White House to kick off the commission.

In a Fox News interview, Christie said it's an issue he and Trump care passionately about.

"This is an epidemic in our country and what this task force hopes to do is to look at the issue of prevention, obviously interdiction of drugs before the come to our country, but also and very importantly the issue of treatment."

Christie is making efforts to end the opioid problem a top priority for the remainder of his term as governor.

He signed legislation last month that requires insurance companies to cover six months of treatment.