Senate Committee Releases Oversight Report on CDC

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 13, 2007

Press release: “U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), a practicing physician, today released an oversight report on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency with a $10 billion annual budget and a crucial public health mission. “Recent events have highlighted how critical CDC’s mission is to the health of our nation. The American public, now more than ever, expects CDC to spend its funds preventing diseases and dealing with public safety threats, including the threat of bioterrorism. While CDC is meeting some of those expectations, it also wastes millions of dollars,” said Dr. Coburn, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security (FFM).”

  • The report, CDC Off Center, June 2007, is 115 pages, (PDF), and was “authored by the Minority Office of the Federal Financial Management Subcommittee, under the direction of ranking member Senator Tom Coburn, examines how CDC has tilted off center and makes recommendations about how it might get back on track. The American people expect CDC to spend its $10 billion budget this year treating and preventing diseases and dealing with public safety threats, including the threat of bioterrorism.”
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