Full Committee Hearing

COVID-19 and Beyond: Oversight of the FDA’s Foreign Drug Manufacturing Inspection Process

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Time: 02:30 PM Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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For this hearing, the Senate Committee on Finance will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.finance.senate.gov.   

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Member Statements

  1.  Chuck Grassley (R - IA)
  2.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)



  1. Judith A. McMeekin, Pharm.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Food and Drug Administration
    Silver Spring , MD
  2. Douglas Throckmorton M.D.
    Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    Silver Spring , MD
  3. Mark Abdoo
    Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy
    Food and Drug Administration
    Silver Spring , MD
  4. Mary Denigan-Macauley, Ph.D.
    Director, Health Care
    United States Government Accountability Office
    Washington , DC


  1. Martin VanTrieste
    President & Chief Executive Officer,
    Lehi , UT
  2. David Light
    Founder and CEO
    New Haven , CT

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