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Press Release Published: Jun 7, 2023

Wenstrup to Hold Hearing on COVID-19 Policy Decisions with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky

WASHINGTON — Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) will hold a hearing titled “Oversight of CDC Policies and Decisions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This hearing will examine the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) response to the pandemic and delve into their numerous ineffectual public policy decisions — including vaccine and mask mandates, public guidance regarding immunity and testing, and published guidance that kept kids out of schools. These policy decisions wreaked havoc on American society and in many cases, were not based on facts or data. Rather than following the science and adapting to global trends, the CDC put American lives at risk with conflicting language, burdensome guidance, and reached dubious policy conclusions. The Select Subcommittee will continue to investigate the CDC’s pandemic response and hold accountable those responsible for these disastrous decisions.

“A successful public health response requires public confidence. Fully investigating any policy failures and inaccurate messaging promoted by Director Walensky and her colleagues at the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic will ensure that trust in our public health authority is restored. As the Select Subcommittee works towards our goal of successfully preparing our country to address a future pandemic, learning from the mistakes of public health officials at the highest response levels is an essential step towards accountability. I look forward to hearing Director Walensky’s testimony and learning more about the CDC’s policy decision failures under her leadership.”

WHAT: Hearing titled “Oversight of CDC Policies and Decisions During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2023

TIME: 10:30 AM ET

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


Rochelle Walensky

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at Press must be congressionally credentialed and must RSVP by emailing by Monday, June 12 at 5:00pm.

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