Fast-Tracking Francis

Francis Collins may be heading to a fast-tracked confirmation. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, which handles the NIH director nomination won't be holding a confirmation hearing, reports Science Insider. The committee would then send the nomination straight to the full Senate for a vote, perhaps as early as next week.

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