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McConnell Files Cloture On Hahn Nomination, Floor Vote Expected Soon

By Kelly Lienhard / December 6, 2019 at 2:17 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) filed a cloture motion on Stephen Hahn’s nomination for FDA commissioner on Thursday (Dec. 5), and a floor vote is expected early next week. Hahn cleared a vote in the Senate health committee 18 to 5 on Dec. 3 despite some lawmakers’ concerns over Hahn’s weak stance on banning flavored e-cigarette pods . FDA has been without a full-time commissioner since Scott Gottlieb resigned in April 2019. National Cancer Institute Director Ned Sharpless led...


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