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S. 3810: National Institutes of Health Director Protection Act

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After the president retweeted a post with the hashtag #FireFauci, could such a move be possible?


Besides the president, the most prominent public face of the federal government’s covid-19 response has been Anthony Fauci, M.D.

Since 1984, Fauci has served as the nonpartisan Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, but only gained widespread prominence since March during the pandemic. Brad Pitt even portrayed him on Saturday Night Live.

Despite the widespread bipartisan acclaim Fauci has received for his calm demeanor and scientifically accurate information, concerns have emerged that President Trump may fire him.

In mid-April, Fauci appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and told Jake Tapper, “If you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could ...

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Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2020
Length: 2 pages
May 21, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 21, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 21, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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May 21, 2020

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S. 3810 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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