HHS Secretary Azar to Testify Before Coronavirus Panel as Nation Nears 200,000 Deaths

Sep 17, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2020) — On Friday, October 2, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. ET, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a hybrid hearing with Secretary Alex Azar on the Department of Health and Human Services’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.


The hearing will examine the Trump Administration’s unprecedented political interference in the work of scientists and public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration, the Administration’s refusal to provide accurate and clear public health information, and the failure of the Administration to develop and implement a comprehensive national plan to contain the coronavirus, more than eight months into this public health emergency.


Secretary Azar has not testified before Congress since February, when the United States had fewer than 20 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus.  Since then, nearly 200,000 Americans have died from the virus and more than 6.6 million have been infected.



Select Subcommittee Hybrid Hearing with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar


9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, October 2, 2020


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The Honorable Alex M. Azar II


Department of Health and Human Services


Livestream will be available on YouTube, the Select Subcommittee website, and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.


116th Congress