GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19

Stefani Reynolds

GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse (Wash.) announced Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 as the Capitol sees a new wave of cases among lawmakers.

Newhouse said in a tweet that he took a coronavirus test Tuesday after he “began to feel a little run down.” He said his symptoms remain mild and that he will quarantine and work remotely from his home.

Newhouse voted on the House floor Monday night with several other lawmakers.

The Washington Republican is the latest in growing number of members of Congress who have been infected with the coronavirus. 

Others who have been diagnosed with the virus include Reps. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.), Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Ben McAdams (D-Utah), Dan Meuser (R-Pa.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Tom Rice (R-S.C.), Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) and Don Young (R-Alaska), along with GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.).

The Capitol’s attending physician launched a new testing program for members and staff on Monday amid a national spike in cases. Concerns have ramped up that the building, which hosts lawmakers, visitors and employees who travel across the nation, will be a hub for new coronavirus cases given the frequent travel and exposure of the people who work there.

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