Pennsylvania congressman Dan Meuser tests positive for the coronavirus
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State Representative Dan Meuser has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Republican congressman confirmed in a statement.
"I am thankful to God that my grown children were not at home and that my wife Shelley has tested negative," said Meuser, who represents a portion of east-central Pennsylvania, in a statement.
Meuser made the announcement ahead of voting on House Democrats' bill to provide more money to the US Postal Service.
"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,'" he said. "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."
Meuser is the latest member of Congress to test positive. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana announced earlier this week he had tested positive. GOP Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois announced he tested positive earlier this month, as did Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, and Democratic Rep. Terry Goodin of Indiana.
"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," Meuser said.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month said that she would require face coverings on the floor of the House after Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas tested positive.