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Rep. Dan Meuser tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Dan MeuserDaniel (Dan) MeuserREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Pa.) announced on Saturday he has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Pennsylvania Republican said that he is complying with health guidelines and postponing public events following his diagnosis. 

“As your member of Congress, I wanted to inform you that, very unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been following all CDC health and safety guidelines, and will be taking all necessary actions, including postponing upcoming public events and working from home in quarantine until I receive a negative test result,” he said in a statement. 

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“I am thankful to God that my grown children were not at home and that my wife Shelley has tested negative,” he added.

The GOP lawmaker was unable to attend the House’s vote on legislation to provide $25 billion for Postal Service operations on Saturday after contracting the virus but said he would have voted against the measure. 

“Because of this, I will not be present or voting today on H.R. 8015. I will, however, submit for the record that I would have voted ‘NAY.’ I will always support a strong, effective post office. They should be provided the resources they need to perform at a high level of excellence,” his statement said. 

Reps. Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.), Ben McAdams (D-Utah), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Tom Rice (R-S.C.), Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bill CassidyBill CassidySenate GOP crafts outlines for infrastructure counter proposal Bottom line Calls grow for national paid family leave amid pandemic MORE (R-La.) also previously tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieConservative House members call on Senate to oppose ATF nominee House votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong 14 Republicans vote against resolution condemning Myanmar military coup MORE (R-Ky.), tested positive for coronavirus antibodies earlier in July. 

Updated 8:43 p.m.