Senate Approves Califf as FDA Chair in Tight Vote

On Tuesday, the Senate announced Dr. He narrowly approved of Robert Califf. The vote was 50-46, with six Republicans crossing the aisle to support him, while five Democrats opposed him. One senator voted present. In recent weeks, Dr. Califf’s prospect of a second confirmation seemed increasingly long. opposition mounted Out of concerns about how it …

Biden to Select Robert Califf as FDA Leader Despite Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Califf was approved by 4 votes to 89; In addition to Mr. Manchin, Massachusetts Democratic Senators Edward J. Markey; Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat; and New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte voted against him. But other Republicans, led by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, who was the majority leader at the time, voted in favor. This support …