Burr Statement on the Confirmation of FDA Commissioner Gottlieb

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement:

“I am glad the Senate could come together and confirm Dr. Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is charged with regulating products that touch the lives of millions of Americans every day, and Dr. Gottlieb is well prepared for the job at hand. I look forward to working with Dr. Gottlieb to promote policies that accelerate innovation at such an exciting time and bring forward solutions to our nation’s public health challenges.”