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Dec. 14, 2021, 5:59 PM

Biden’s FDA Pick Gets Bipartisan Support at Senate Panel Hearing

Celine Castronuovo
Celine Castronuovo

A top Senate Republican joined some Democrats in expressing support for Robert Califf, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration, at a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said Califf’s experience in clinical research and his previous time leading the agency during the Obama administration give him a “unique perspective” to serve at the helm once again.

“I’m not sure how to write a resume of somebody more qualified to be considered for commissioner of the FDA,” Burr said during the hearing.

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