Dan Meuser: Pennsylvania congressman tests positive for Covid-19, won’t vote on USPS funding

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“As a member of Congress, I wanted to let you know that, very unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Meuser said in a statement.

“For this reason, I will not be present or vote today on HR 8015. However, I will submit for the record that I would have voted ‘NO’,” he said.

The House on Saturday night is expected to vote on a bill allocating $ 25 billion to the USPS and prohibiting operational changes that have slowed mail service across the country.

Meuser is just the latest congressman to test positive. Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana announced earlier this week that he had tested positive, while GOP Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois announced that he had tested positive earlier this month, while as Democratic Representative Raúl Grijalva of Arizona.

Meuser said he was “following all CDC health and safety guidelines and will take all necessary actions, including postponing upcoming public events and working my home in quarantine until I get a negative test result ”.

In July, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered a mask to be worn on the House floor after GOP Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas tested positive for the coronavirus. The House Sergeant-at-Arms also issued an additional set of rules “on the instruction of the Speaker of the House” requiring face coverings in all office buildings in the House.

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