(NewsReady.com) – It was only a matter of time before the coronavirus reached Congress. At least two members have tested positive for the virus. In light of this development, the House won’t be required to return until the Senate finishes work on another substantial stimulus package.
U.S. House members are being told not to return to the Capitol until the Senate finishes its work on a massive economic stimulus package, official says https://t.co/UzqFUxEili
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Those congressmen with COVID-19 are Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL).
Diaz-Balart first developed symptoms on March 14, just after leaving a 400-member Congressional meeting. He’s currently self-quarantining in Washington, DC. McAdams began feeling ill the same day and is isolating himself in his Utah home.
Now that the virus has reached lawmakers, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) is changing the schedule to lessen time spent in DC. He said he doesn’t intend for representatives to meet until they’re ready to vote on the third stimulus bill. Senators are expected to debate on the emergency aid package on March 23.
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