Surgeon General Nomination Hearing

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on the nomination of James W. Holsinger, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., of… read more

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on the nomination of James W. Holsinger, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., of Kentucky, to be Medical Director and Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services. Many of the committee’s questions were devoted to questions about whether Dr. Holsinger would reject political interference from Bush administration officials and previous positions. He testified that he had a track record of bucking political opposition, including his efforts to raise taxes on tobacco in Kentucky, and that he would take on the pharmaceutical industry by calling for a ban on the advertising of drugs directly to consumers. He also sought to distance himself from a controversial 1991 paper on homosexuality and health, saying that it was not a scientific study and that many issues it raised are outdated. close

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Surgeon General Nomination Hearing

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Program ID:
199870-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 13, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 16, 2007

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  • Jul 13, 2007 | 4:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2007 | 12:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 16, 2007 | 4:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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