The Texas House Democratic Caucus announced the additional positive COVID-19 tests in a statement. The positive cases follow three others announced by the caucus the day before.
“In light of some positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend, the House Democratic Caucus has decided to go beyond CDC guidelines and provide daily rapid tests for all members and staff in Washington DC for this week, ”the caucus said in a statement.
“As part of these precautionary tests, today two other fully vaccinated members tested positive,” the caucus continued, saying all members who tested positive had no symptoms or only had symptoms. light and felt good.
Sunday’s statement did not include the names of caucus members who tested positive, but State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer (D) confirmed in a statement reported by American statesman Austin that he was one of two members who tested positive on Sunday.
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers fled Texas last week to prevent a vote on a measure to impose more restrictive election laws in the state. Politicians met with Vice President Harris, Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden Calls on Congress to Pass Voting Bills on the Anniversary of John Lewis’ Death Where is “President Andrew Shepherd” when we need him? Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying MORE (DN.Y.) and Sen. Joe ManchinJoe Manchin Biden calls on Congress to pass voting rights bills on anniversary of John Lewis ‘death Biden’s silence on filibuster is straining Democrats’ patience Three Democrats in the Texas who fled state for DC test positive for COVID-19 PLUS (DW.Va.).
In a statement on Saturday night, senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Harris Symone SandersSymone SandersThree Texas Democrats who fled state to DC test positive for COVID-19 Trump slams Harris on southern border trip Harris makes long-awaited border trip MORE said: “Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined that the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of being exposed as they were not in close contact with those who were present at the meeting. have tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined. The Vice-President and her staff are fully immunized.
A Manchin associate previously told The Hill that he “had not been exposed to any member who tested positive.”
Schumer’s office had also previously said it “had been informed that none of the fully vaccinated members who tested positive were in contact with our office.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 68% of American adults aged 18 and over have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 59% are fully immunized.