Two Congressmen Test Positive for COVID-19

More announce self-quarantines

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives developed symptoms of the virus, were tested, and found to be positive.

Representative Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and Representative Ben McAdams of Utah revealed that they had tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. lawmakers to contract the virus that is spreading across the country.

 Diaz-Balart is 58. He said he began to develop symptoms on Saturday just hours after leaving the House floor for a vote on a coronavirus-response bill. He said he has begun to feel better, “however, it is important that everyone take this extremely seriously and follow CDC guidelines in order to avoid getting sick and mitigate the spread of the virus,” he said. He is remaining in Washington.

McAdams is 45 and he said his symptoms began Saturday night after he returned to Utah. He immediately went into self-quarantine on the advice of his physician.

Other members of the House have decided  to self-quarantine, including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Frederica Wilson of Florida, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Kathleen Rice of New York, and Ann Wagner of Missouri.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders are giving consideration to whether in-person voting could be modified to being able to legislate on line.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For all members of Congress as they, too, are vulnerable the coronavirus.
  • For the congressional leadership to determine how they are going to continue to conduct the business of government in the midst of the pandemic.
  • About the pending legislation that needs urgent votes to give additional economic relief to Americans.

Sources: Politico, CBS News


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