Senate Passes $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill With $14 Billion For Ukraine Aid—Here’s What’s In It

Topline After months of negotiations to fund the government, the Senate on Thursday passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that will shore up funding for the rest of the…

Biden’s FDA Chief Nominee Narrowly Wins Senate Confirmation

Feb. 15, 2022 — Robert Califf, MD, on Tuesday narrowly won Senate confirmation to once again serve as the commissioner of the FDA, overcoming protest votes from lawmakers about abortion…

Senate Confirms Califf as F.D.A. Chief in Tight Vote

The Senate on Tuesday narrowly confirmed Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a key federal agency that has been without a permanent chief for more…

F.D.A. Nominee Faces Steep Climb to Senate Confirmation

The White House is facing pressure from prominent lawmakers over its pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration, with abortion foes urging Republican senators to reject the nominee, Dr.…

Senate Panel OKs Califf Nomination for F.D.A. Chief

As a cardiologist, Dr. Califf spent decades leading clinical trials at the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Most recently, he led clinical policy and strategy for Verily, the…

Retirees Need More Just-In-Time Support For Financial Decision Making, Senate Report Asserts

Just-in-time support needed for retirees on financial decisions, Senate report says getty Seniors, particularly those at the moment of retirement, need more “just-in-time” support for financial decision making to help…

U.S. Officials Defend Omicron Response at Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON — Top federal health officials on Tuesday defended the Biden administration’s efforts to protect Americans from the highly contagious Omicron variant, facing withering accusations from senators about the scarcity…