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GOP Rep Tests Positive, Fifth Member Of Congress

Just in via press release: Earlier, this week, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly began experiencing flu-like symptoms and consulted his doctor, who ordered a test for COVID-19. His test came back positive this afternoon. From his home in Butler, Pennsylvania, Representative Kelly issued this statement: “When I started experiencing mild flu-like symptoms earlier this week, I consulted my primary care physician. …

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House Rep Tests Positive, Fourth Member Of Congress

Charleston’s NBC News affiliate reports: Representative Joe Cunningham has tested positive for COVID-19. The Lowcountry Representative entered self-quarantine on March 19th after he learned from the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress that he had been in contact with a member of Congress who had since tested positive for the virus. Aside from feeling fine, Cunningham said he has been …

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Libertarian Rep Fails To Block Passage Of Stimulus Bill

Reuters reports: The vote was called for and Massie made his move. “I came here to make sure our republic doesn’t die by unanimous consent,” Massie said. When Massie made his request to hold a roll call vote, Rep. Anthony Brown, the presiding officer in the speaker’s chair pointed out that not enough members rose to back his request. House …

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Libertarian GOP Rep Confirms Intent To Delay Stimulus

MarketWatch reports: Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky said Friday in a series of tweets that he would make a move that looks likely to delay the House’s vote on a huge coronavirus stimulus package. He said he “will request a vote on the CARES Act which means members of Congress will vote on it by pushing ‘yes’ or ‘no’ …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Debates Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

USA Today reports: Several members of Congress from New York City are traveling to Washington, D.C., Friday to vote on the coronavirus stimulus package despite White House guidance for New Yorkers to self-quarantine Earlier this week at a coronavirus task force press briefing, Dr. Deborah Birx advised people from New York to self-quarantine for 14 days after leaving the city …

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Threat To Stimulus Bill Forces Reps To Rush Back To DC

NBC News reports: Democratic and Republican leaders were scrambling members of Congress back to Washington late Thursday because they suddenly believe the $2 trillion economic relief package might not pass by the voice vote planned for Friday and could be delayed if at least 216 members don’t show up to vote on the floor. Members are now racing to get …

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Dem Rep Hospitalized After Positive Coronavirus Test

NBC News reports: Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, who tested positive last week for the disease caused by the coronavirus, said Sunday night that he has been hospitalized since Friday because of “severe shortness of breath.” McAdams said in a statement that he experienced worsening symptoms Friday evening and he called the hotline for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. …

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Drops Out Of Presidential Race

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced the end to her campaign following continued low placement in national polls, a weak finish during Super Tuesday and subsequent contests and failing to meet the thresholds to participate in the most recent series of Democratic National Committee sponsored debates. In a letter to supporters, Gabbard cited that the …

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Second Member Of Congress Tests Positive For Virus

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, says he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second member of Congress to confirm similar results within hours. “Today I learned that I tested positive,” McAdams said in a statement Wednesday evening. “I am still working for Utahns and pursuing efforts to get Utahns the resources they need as I …

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House Rep Is First Member Of Congress To Test Positive

The Miami Herald reports: Miami Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart became the first member of Congress to test positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Diaz-Balart entered self-quarantine on Friday, March 13 and stayed in Washington because his wife Tia has a pre-existing medical condition. On Saturday evening, Diaz-Balart devleoped symptoms, including a fever and headache, according to his …

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GOP Ex-Rep. Duncan Hunter Sentenced To 11 Months

CNBC reports: After years of denying any wrongdoing, former Rep. Duncan Hunter has been sentenced to 11 months in prison and three years of supervised probation, according to NBC’s San Diego TV station KNSD. A California Republican who represented the state’s 50th Congressional district, Hunter and his wife were charged with 60 criminal counts of campaign finance violations in August …

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House Approves Virus Relief Bill In Early Morning Vote

Politico reports: The House passed sweeping legislation Saturday to respond to the coronavirus outbreak battering the nation, an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to expand access to free testing, provide $1 billion in food aid and extend sick leave benefits to vulnerable Americans. The bill’s bipartisan passage, 363-40, was virtually assured when President Donald Trump backed the measure — largely hammered out …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Speaks On Coronavirus Reponse

ABC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver a statement Friday afternoon about a legislative package to respond to the spread of the coronavirus, with measures including free testing, paid emergency sick leave, and increasing funds for food security programs and Medicaid. The House did not vote on the bill Thursday, but may do so on Friday, after extensive …

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Pelosi Rejects Call For Recess Over Coronavirus Threat

The Hill reports: With the Capitol consumed by anxiety over the coronavirus, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) rose in a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday and told his Democratic colleagues they should leave Washington and return home to their districts, where they would be safer. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) immediately quashed the idea, according to multiple sources in the room. “We …

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DOJ Loses Battle To Hide Mueller Grand Jury Materials

CNN reports: The House of Representatives has won access to secret grand jury material gathered in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and cited in the Mueller report, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The appeals panel sided with the chief judge of the DC District Court, who had roundly criticized the Justice Department’s legal theories to …

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Congress May Recess Over Virus, Pelosi To Consider

NBC News reports: Members of Congress are becoming increasingly anxious about coronavirus, and there is growing pressure on leadership to take steps to protect lawmakers — even potentially recessing for a period of weeks — two Democratic congressional sources said Sunday. Multiple sources said anxiety was on the rise among lawmakers as more cases are reported and the virus spreads. …

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Ted Cruz In Self-Quarantine After Coronavirus Contact

The Dallas Morning News reports: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Sunday evening that he will undergo self-quarantine this week at his Texas home because he interacted with a person at the Conservative Political Action Conference who has tested positive for coronavirus. Cruz said on Twitter that he had only a brief conversation and shook hands with the person. The interaction …

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Congress Preps Plan For Telecommuting Due To Virus

Fox News reports: A memo regarding congressional operations and the coronavirus threat sent to all House offices by the House Administration Committee on Friday signals the House is seriously preparing for scenarios where staff may have to telework “in light of the unique and unusual circumstances presented by the coronavirus.” The memo obtained by Fox News indicates House offices may …

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GOP Advertises Against Nazi GOP House Candidate

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Still reeling from a national embarrassment two years ago, the Illinois Republican Party is launching a late primary five-figure ad blitz against Holocaust denier Arthur Jones in the Southwest Side and suburban 3rd Congressional District, targeting the avowed anti-Semite with robocalls, mailers, digital ads and face-to-face warnings to voters. The five-member Illinois Republican Congressional delegation is …

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Young Turks Founder Cenk Uygur Loses US House Bid

The Wrap reports: Cenk Uygur, the host and creator of the progressive news and opinion program “The Young Turks,” lost his bid for the Congressional seat vacated by former California Rep. Katie Hill Tuesday night. According to the New York Times, he came in fourth place, with about 5% of the vote in California’s 25th congressional district. In the lead …

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