Dem Rep Gavels In House Wearing Coffee Filter Mask

Roll Call reports:

“The House will be in order,” said Rep. Don Beyer, projecting his voice more forcefully than usual. He had to; he was wearing a homemade face mask, pulled up so far over the bridge of his nose that it almost brushed the tips of his eyelashes.

The mask was made by his daughter, who is staying with him during the coronavirus pandemic, Beyer told Heard on the Hill. “She found the pattern online and liked this design best because it seemed to offer the most protection,” the congressman said.

The mask has coffee filters inside, a household staple now pulling double duty as a layer of protection. It’s a technique promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which began recommending face coverings last week for anyone going out in public.