Rep. Gonzalez to self-quarantine after coming in contact with COVID-19 case

Rep. Gonzalez to self-quarantine after coming in contact with COVID-19 case
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Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) announced Thursday that he is self-quarantining after coming in contact with another member of Congress who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Though Gonzalez did not mention specifically who he had contact with, Wednesday evening Reps. Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartHillicon Valley: Uber lays off 3,000 | FBI unlocks Pensacola shooter's phones | Lawmakers introduce bill restricting purchase of airline equipment from Chinese companies Bipartisan bill would restrict purchases of airport equipment from Chinese companies Red-state cities get cool reception from GOP on relief aid MORE (R-Fla.) Ben McAdams (D-Utah) announced they tested positive for the coronavirus

Gonzalez said he is not experiencing any symptoms and did not mention if he is being tested for the virus himself. 

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Wednesday evening, House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter House leaders take vote-counting operations online House Republicans to file lawsuit to halt proxy voting MORE (R-La.) announced that he will self-quarantine for the next two weeks after Diaz-Balart tested positive for the coronavirus, citing a meeting between the two congressmen last week.

Though Diaz-Balart was the first confirmed case in Congress, several members have already self-quarantined after exposure to a person at the Conservative Political Action Conference who later tested positive, including Reps. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzImpeachment figure among those chosen for Facebook's new oversight board House GOP urge Trump against supporting additional funding for state and local governments GOP lawmakers press Trump to suspend visas over coronavirus job losses MORE (R-Fla.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarConservative lawmakers press Trump to suspend guest worker programs for a year Impeachment figure among those chosen for Facebook's new oversight board Cruz rebukes San Antonio City Council for denouncing 'Chinese virus' as hate speech MORE (R-Ariz.) Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsBossie, Lewandowski warned Trump he was in trouble in 2020: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP beset by convention drama Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden MORE (R-Ga.), and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWSJ editorial board condemns Trump for 'trash' Scarborough tweets: 'Ugly even for him' Progressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds Green group proposes nearly T infrastructure and clean energy stimulus plan MORE (R-Texas).