Senate Panel OKs FDA Nominee Hamburg

"A Senate panel has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to head the troubled Food and Drug Administration.

The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved Dr. Margaret Hamburg by voice vote, sending her nomination to the full Senate.

Hamburg, 53, is a bioterrorism expert who once served as New York City health commissioner. She says she wants to restore public confidence in the agency by putting science first and running an open and accountable operation."

The Associated Press had the story May 13, 2009.

See Also:

Hamburg Promises Food Safety Upgrade (AP)

Key GOPers Back Hamburg (WSJ)

Hamburg Cleared (NPR)

Congress Likely To Give FDA Tobacco Regulatory Power (Wash Post)


Source: AP, 05/14/2009