Tuesday, March 31, 2020
A member of Congress from New York who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to cast a vote for an economic stimulus package was diagnosed Monday with "presumed coronavirus infection." The Brooklyn-area Democrat, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, said she began feeling ill early Sunday morning and contacted the Capitol's attending physician, who diagnosed her with the virus based on her symptoms but did not recommend she seek a test or doctor's office visit. ... The revelation could mean that hundreds of lawmakers were exposed to an infection. Velzquez was forced to return to the nation's capital on Friday due to a procedural objection by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) over the House passing a $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus package by voice vote with less than a handful of members present.
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