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Pelosi tests negative for COVID-19

Pelosi tests negative for COVID-19
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Inflation jumps at fastest pace since 2008 | Biden 'encouraged' on bipartisan infrastructure deal Overnight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Biden 'encouraged' by meeting with congressional leaders on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) tested negative for COVID-19, her office announced Friday afternoon. 

Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, confirmed the news on Twitter

“Out of an abundance of caution, Speaker Pelosi was tested for COVID-19 this morning by the Capitol’s Office of the Attending Physician,” Hammill tweeted. “Dr. Monahan just informed the Speaker that she tested negative.”

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Pelosi is the latest of several top political officials to announce they tested negative after President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden a key figure in push to pitch White House plans Petition calls for Jill Biden to undo Trump-era changes to White House Rose Garden Fox News's Bret Baier posts vaccination selfie MORE announced they had contracted the virus early Friday morning. The two are quarantining in the White House and have reported experiencing mild symptoms. 

This came hours after news broke Thursday evening that top Trump aide Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus MORE had tested positive. 

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE and his wife Jill Biden also tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday. Biden had appeared in the first presidential debate with Trump on Tuesday evening, although the two stood several feet apart and did not shake hands. 

Vice President Pence and Attorney General William BarrBill BarrCNN legal analyst joins DOJ's national security division Barr threatened to resign over Trump attempts to fire Wray: report DOJ faces big decision on home confinement MORE tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday morning, as well as Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinDemocrats justified in filibustering GOP, says Schumer Yellen provides signature for paper currency Biden's name will not appear on stimulus checks, White House says MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoPompeo on CIA recruitment: We can't risk national security to appease 'liberal, woke agenda' DNC gathers opposition research on over 20 potential GOP presidential candidates Dozens of scientists call for deeper investigation into origins of COVID-19, including the lab theory MORE and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, although she did not announce the diagnosis until Friday.