Subcommittee Hearing

Review of Operation Warp Speed: Researching, Manufacturing, & Distributing a Safe & Effective Coronavirus Vaccine

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building Presiding: Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri)

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Hearing to review Operation Warp Speed: the researching, manufacturing, and distributing of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine

NOTE:  For this hearing, the Senate Committee on Appropriations will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff, and the public.  This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Additionally, pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time.  Accordingly, we encourage interested persons to utilize the Committee’s live video webcast of the hearing, available on

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Member Statements

  1. Senator Roy Blunt (Republican - Missouri)


  1. The Honorable Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
    National Institutes of Health
  2. Robert R. Redfield, M.D.
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. Gary Disbrow, Ph.D.
    Acting Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services