White House bars FDA commissioner from testifying before committee - 2020-09-20

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F88.png White House bars FDA commissioner from testifying before committee September 20, 2020, Inyoung Choi, Business Insider

The White House blocked FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn from testifying before the Energy and Commerce Committee, Politico reported.

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Democratic Rep. Anna G. Eshoo said in a statement Friday that "despite bipartisan interest and our request for Commissioner Hahn to appear before the Energy and Commerce Committee this month, the White House has blocked Dr. Hahn from testifying."

The lawmakers noted the committee's "concerns about the Trump Administration's ongoing political interference into the COVID-19 response efforts of our public health agencies," and stressed that "the American people deserve to hear" from Hahn to "ensure that the agency's COVID-19 decisions remain science-based."

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