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Pallone Applauds Nomination of Robert Califf for FDA Commissioner

Nov 12, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement on President Biden’s nomination of Robert Califf, M.D., to serve as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

“Dr. Califf is a proven leader who will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise upon his return to the agency.

“During his first tenure as Commissioner, Dr. Califf led FDA with distinction and played a key role in helping Congress shape and pass the 21st Century Cures Act.

“I congratulate Dr. Califf on his nomination, wish him a speedy confirmation, and look forward to working together once again to protect the health and safety of the American people.  I also want to extend my deep appreciation to Dr. Woodcock who has worked tirelessly to lead FDA as it continues to play a pivotal role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.”