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Congress Presses FDA on Key Policies and Operations

May 4, 2022


FDA officials have faced a range of tough questions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks as part of the process for gaining timely agreement on legislation to reauthorize user fees for the agency’s medical product regulatory programs. On April 26, 2022, members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee quizzed Center directors for drugs, biologics, and medical devices on multiple contentious issues—expedited approvals, vaccines for young children, orphan drug exclusivity, access to medical abortions, conflicts of interest, and hiring initiatives, to name a few.

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