Clyburn to Hold Final Hearing and Business Meeting of the Select Subcommittee

Dec 13, 2022
Press Release
After discussing lessons learned from the pandemic, Members will adopt final report

Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2022) – Tomorrow, December 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a final hearing on how to prevent and prepare for future public health emergencies, to be immediately followed by a business meeting at approximately 3:30 p.m. where its final report will be formally adopted.  Issuance of the final report will be the committee’s final official act, pursuant to its 2020 authorizing resolution, H. Res. 935, extended in relevant part by H. Res. 8 in 2021. 

Witnesses at the final hearing will include the former Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a researcher who helped develop the mRNA coronavirus vaccine, an expert in workplace equity and unemployment insurance, and a previous Illinois state official who led the state’s response to the pandemic.  The witnesses will testify on the public health and economic impacts of the coronavirus and explore many of the Select Subcommittee’s 30 recommendations for preparing for and preventing future public health emergencies.

Informed by the committee’s oversight work and extensive investigative record, the final report is based on the entire investigative record and oversight work of the Select Subcommittee, including the findings of over 37 staff reports and analyses, 42 hearings and Member briefings, and the review of nearly a million pages of documents.  The recommendations within the report include:  accelerating development of next-generation coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics; investing in improved financial relief and public health infrastructure; combating misinformation; and protecting relief programs from fraud.

Click here to read the Select Subcommittee’s final report.


Hearing on “Preparing for and Preventing the Next Public Health Emergency: Lessons Learned from the Coronavirus Crisis”
Business Meeting


Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET


  • Dr. Rick Bright, former Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and former vaccine researcher at the National Institutes of Health
  • Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project
  • Dr. Ngozi Ezike, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sinai Chicago and former Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., former Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services


A hearing and business meeting livestream will be available on YouTube and the Select Subcommittee website.


2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Credentialed media wishing to attend must RSVP to Graeme Crews at no later than 6 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 13.


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