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MARIETTA, Ga. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today praised the Senate’s vote to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb to serve as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a vote of 57-42.

“Dr. Gottlieb’s vast knowledge of both the clinical and policy aspects of health care and the drug development process will serve Americans well,” said Isakson. “As commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Gottlieb will help lead the charge to bring innovative medicine and medical technology to patients in the 21st century.”

Isakson voted to advance Gottlieb’s nomination out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on April 27, 2017, when the nomination passed by a vote of 14-9. Isakson, who is recovering from two recent back surgeries, was not present for today’s vote by the full Senate.