E&C Announces Full Committee Hearing with Trump Administration Health Officials on COVID-19 Response
Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that the Full Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, on the nation’s COVID-19 response with four key Trump Administration officials leading the response. The hearing is entitled, “Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
“There have been a lot of unfortunate missteps in the Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Pallone said. “This hearing will provide us an opportunity to hear from key Administration health officials about what is working, what still needs to be improved and what more Congress can do to help. As communities across the country ease social distancing guidance and reopen their economies, it is critically important that both the Administration and Congress remain focused on containing the spread of the coronavirus and providing the resources and support Americans need during this time of crisis.”
The following witnesses are confirmed for the Full Committee hearing:
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D.
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Stephen M. Hahn, M.D.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Robert R. Redfield, M.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. The U.S. House of Representatives Office Buildings and the U.S. Capitol Complex are currently closed to the public. Official meetings of the Committee and its subcommittees are broadcast and available on the Committee’s website: www.energycommerce.house.gov. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.
Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, testimony and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.