In-town pool report #5 - POTUS announcement on pharmaceutical glass manufacturing

From: Jordan Fabian
Date: July 20, 2017 at 15:24:26 EDT
Subject: In-town pool report #5 - POTUS announcement on pharmaceutical glass manufacturing

President Trump appeared in the Roosevelt Room at 3:03 PM to make an announcement about making glass containers for medication in the U.S.

The announcement was part of the White House's "Made in America" week.

After the 13-minute event, POTUS was asked whether he has confidence in AG Sessions. He heard the question but did not answer, responding "thank you."

Pool was ushered out at 3:16 PM. Color TK in a subsequent report. Here's info from the WH:

On Background from a White House Spokesperson

Today, President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, and Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives Reed Cordish welcomed pharmaceutical CEOs to the White House to announce the Merck, Pfizer, and Corning joint partnership to drive significant U.S. manufacturing and job creation by returning the $4 billion pharmaceutical glass manufacturing to the U.S. through modernization and innovation. These companies have joined forces to create an innovating pharmaceutical glass packaging for improved quality drug delivery. This initiative will revolutionize pharmaceutical glass packaging for today’s essential medicines and bring back the American pharmaceutical glass industry, which has largely lost to foreign suppliers. The Office of American Innovation has been involved in eliminating barriers and working with the companies.  The initial investment will cover three locations, expanding Corning facilities in New York and New Jersey and building a new high volume manufacturing plant in a soon to be announced state in the Southeast.  Total investment to support this initiative is expected to reach $4 billion and create more than 4,000 jobs in the coming years.

Attendees

Trump Administration:

President Donald J. Trump

Secretary Tom Price, Department of Health and Human Services

Reed Cordish, Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives

External Participants:

Wendell Weeks, CEO of Corning

Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck

Ian Read, CEO of Pfizer

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