Hybrid Hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II

Meeting Notes: 
This hearing will convene in person in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and remotely using WebEx, which has been approved by the House, at the discretion of the Chairman, the witnesses, and other Members.
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 9:00am
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Hybrid Hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II



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.


The Honorable Alex M. Azar II
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

116th Congress