FDA user fee reauthorization added to bill to prevent government shutdown

FDA user fee reauthorization added to bill to prevent government shutdown

Late. Richard Burr (RN.C.) on Thursday said the five-year reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fee program will be included in the stopgap spending bill meant to prevent a government shutdown. Burr, who is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), told reporters that the … Read more

Top GOP senator slams HHS for ‘disturbing’ response to monkeypox

FDA user fee reauthorization added to bill to prevent government shutdown

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr (R) on Thursday slammed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its response to the monkeypox outbreak so far, arguing that the agency was “failing to learn from the devastating effects of COVID-19.” Burr wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra that the monkeypox response was … Read more

Top GOP senator knocks Biden officials’ calls for more COVID-19 funding

FDA user fee reauthorization added to bill to prevent government shutdown

A top Republican senator on Thursday pushed back hard against calls from Biden administration health officials for more funding to fight COVID-19, saying he will be a “roadblock,” until officials provide sufficient justification that the money is needed. The comments from Sen. Richard Burr (RN.C.), the top Republican on the Senate Health Committee, illustrates how … Read more

Senators shrinking size of COVID deal amid disagreements

Senators shrinking size of COVID deal amid disagreements

A group of senators negotiating a potential deal for new coronavirus relief is preparing to scale back the overall size of the package amid a disagreement over how to pay for it, sources told The Hill. The bipartisan group has been negotiating for days over how to revive the $ 15.6 billion in coronavirus aid … Read more

Senators trade offers in scramble for coronavirus deal

Senators trade offers in scramble for coronavirus deal

Senators are swapping offers as they scramble to try to get a deal on coronavirus relief before they leave for a two-week break in a matter of days. Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerUS using Ukraine as cover to lock us into fossil fuels for years to come Lawmakers warn US could lose EV, AV … Read more

Senate panel advances pandemic preparedness bill on bipartisan vote

Senate panel advances pandemic preparedness bill on bipartisan vote

The Senate Health Committee on Tuesday advanced on a broad bipartisan vote a bill aimed at improving preparedness for future pandemics. The 20-2 vote, with GOP Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP senators ramp up pressure on Biden to scrap Iran talks The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Lawmakers worry about Putin’s erratic behavior This week: … Read more

Five COVID-19 challenges on the two-year anniversary of the pandemic

Five COVID-19 challenges on the two-year anniversary of the pandemic

Two years ago Friday, the World Health Organization officially declared the coronavirus a pandemic. In that time, there have been nearly one million American deaths. But while cases are plummeting, and many Americans are getting on with their lives, there are still challenges ahead. Here are five of them. Regaining trust in public health Americans’ … Read more

Overnight Health Care – Presented by Alexion – Battle lines drawn over COVID-19 funding

Overnight Health Care – Presented by Alexion – Battle lines drawn over COVID-19 funding

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDeSantis chides students for wearing masks The Hill’s Morning Report – What’s next for Russia-Ukraine conflict? Five takeaways from CPAC 2022 MORE (R) is fundraising off a viral video … Read more

Senate GOP passes resolution to nix COVID-19 emergency

Senate GOP passes resolution to nix COVID-19 emergency

Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a resolution to nix the coronavirus national public health emergency, their second win in as many days amid Democratic absences. “I would ask him to listen to the people and end this declaration of emergency,” Marshall said in an appeal to Biden ahead of the vote. But the resolution, like … Read more

Senate confirms Biden FDA nominee

Senate confirms Biden FDA nominee

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a new permanent leader for the first time in over a year after the Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Robert Califf. Califf was confirmed in a vote of 50-46, with Sen. Mike RoundsMike RoundsGOP leaders silent on Trump’s claims that VP could overturn elections McConnell aims to … Read more