A growing number of lawmakers are sending themselves into quarantine after two of their colleagues revealed they tested positive for the coronavirus, sidelining House members as lawmakers work on additional measures to provide relief to the American people continues. Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican from Florida, and Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, announced Wednesday they had been diagnosed with COVID-19 after developing symptoms several days ago.The lawmakers are the first two confirmed cases among members of Congress and were last in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, when the House voted on a coronavirus relief package.  Before Diaz-Balart and McAdams revealed they had tested positive, more than a dozen lawmakers decided to self-quarantine after coming in contact with people who were found to have the coronavirus. Some decided to confine themselves to their homes after learning that an attendee at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was diagnosed with COVID-19, while others were in contact with constituents, friends, staffers or other individuals.But within the last 24 hours, the number of lawmakers self-quarantining has nearly doubled as lawmakers were informed of Diaz-Balart’s and McAdams’ diagnoses.Among those lawmakers include Republicans on the conference’s vote-counting team, including  Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana,


Continue To Full Article