Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious diseases expert, will testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on May 12, per an aide to Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander.
“Chairman Alexander looks forward to hearing from Dr. Fauci and other administration officials at the Senate health committee’s second hearing back,” the aide said.
Earlier today, CNN reported that the White House had blocked an appearance by Fauci at a House Appropriations Committee hearing next week.
"While the Trump Administration continues its whole-of-government response to COVID-19, including safely opening up America again and expediting vaccine development, it is counter-productive to have the very individuals involved in those efforts appearing at Congressional hearings," White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said earlier in reference to the House hearing.
"We are committed to working with Congress to offer testimony at the appropriate time."
CNN is asking the White House for comment about the May 12 hearing.