In a close vote, The Senate voted 50 to 46 in favor confirming Robert Califf to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   Califf was opposed by some Republicans after being pressured by abortion-pill opponents as well as some Democrat’s because of Dr. Califf’s industry ties.  Six Republicans voted for confirmation while four Democrats and independent Senator Bernie Sanders voted against him.  As FDA Commissioner, Dr. Califf will play a key roll in overseeing the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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