President Trump is calling the U-S opioid crisis a public health emergency. Senator Amy Klobuchar says today’s announcement was a good start, but she says “actions speak louder than words” and she’s waiting to see what the president does in the next few months to back up his declaration. She says there are more people in Minnesota who die from drug overdoses than from car crashes and homicides combined. She acknowledges that by declaring this a public health emergency, it does allow agencies to “do some things differently. She’s calling for treatment funding and prescription drug monitoring to help stop addiction before it starts. State health officials report that 637 people in Minnesota lost their lives last year to drug overdoses. And opioid abuse killed an estimated 64-thousand Americans last year. Here’s more of Senator Klobuchar’s reaction to the president’s declaration.