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Rep. Dan Meuser tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Dan Meuser (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. 

“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 Cassidy (R-La.) also previously tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), tested positive for coronavirus antibodies earlier in July. 

Updated 8:43 p.m. 

Tags Bill Cassidy Coronavirus COVID-19 Dan Meuser Joe Cunningham Louie Gohmert Mario Diaz-Balart Mike Kelly Morgan Griffith Neal Dunn Pandemic Rand Paul Rodney Davis Thomas Massie Tom Rice

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