Senate Republicans cancel legislative work until Oct. 19 as the lawmakers contract coronavirus
ByFunAsia 04 Oct 2020 10:20 PM 169
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Senate Republicans cancel all legislative work until Oct. 19 as lawmakers contract the coronavirus and increasingly call for comprehensive testing on Capitol Hill.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement Saturday and confirmed that confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are still proceeding.

    

Our President Donald Trump and a series of GOP lawmakers have contracted viruses one by one, and all of them have fallen ill with the virus that killed as many as 208,000 Americans so far.

 

Last week, many politicians tested positive and attended events where few people wore masks and walked in the Capitol complex's halls and tunnels.

 

Since Friday morning, Trump, Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin have tested positive.

 

McConnell has said hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, scheduled to begin Oct. 12, are "full steam ahead."

 

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