Fauci to testify before key House panel on U.S. vaccination efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, announced today the panel will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 17, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to hear directly from Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top Biden administration officials about the ongoing efforts to vaccinate all Americans as quickly as possible.
The officials’ testimonies come as the committee – which directly oversees FDA, CDC and NIH – continues to review the administration’s efforts to ramp-up production and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine here in the U.S.
“We need to make sure everyone is working together, and that everyone is doing everything they can, to make this vaccine available to every American who wants one,” DeGette said. “The Biden Administration has made tremendous progress in recent months in terms of getting more vaccine produced and distributed throughout the country, but we still have a way to go. We look forward to hearing directly from Dr. Fauci, and other top administration officials, about what they are doing to get more shots into the arms of more Americans as soon as possible.”
In addition to Dr. Fauci, the panel will hear from the director of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and the head of the FDA’s center on vaccines, Dr. Peter Marks.
The hearing will be conducted remotely via Cisco Webex. More information, including a link to watch the hearing live when it begins, will be distributed as soon as it becomes available.