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3 Texas Home Democrats check optimistic for Covid-19 in Washington, DC

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The lawmakers are a part of the group that left Texas, flying from Austin to Washington to interrupt the state Home’s quorum and block Republicans from passing a restrictive new voting legislation. All three members who examined optimistic are absolutely vaccinated, in line with the caucus. They weren’t recognized within the Saturday assertion.

One member examined optimistic on Friday night time, prompting all caucus members and employees to take a fast Covid-19 check. On Saturday, two extra members examined optimistic with fast exams.

The Austin American-Statesman first reported on the lawmakers’ optimistic exams.

Texas Home Democratic Caucus Chairman Chris Turner stated within the assertion that his group is following US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention steerage and protocols, and has contacted public well being consultants in Texas for extra steerage.

“It is a sober reminder that COVID continues to be with us, and although vaccinations provide great safety, we nonetheless should take mandatory precautions,” he stated.

Absolutely vaccinated individuals who have been uncovered to Covid-19 however aren’t exhibiting signs don’t must quarantine or get examined for the virus following their publicity, in line with present CDC steerage, until they’re in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter.
Whereas in Washington this week, members of the Texas Home Democratic Caucus met with Vice President Kamala Harris, in addition to with members of Congress, together with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin.

CNN has reached out to the Texas Home Democratic Caucus about whether or not the members who examined optimistic have been concerned in these conferences.

Texas state Rep. James Talarico advised CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday that he and his colleagues within the Texas delegation had identified their journey to Washington would “carry some threat.”

“It introduced well being threat as a result of there’s an energetic pandemic and lots of of our members are over the age of 65, but they selected to journey as a result of that is a lot greater than one politician. It is a lot greater than you or I,” Talarico stated of their struggle to guard entry to the poll field. “That is in regards to the American experiment and whether or not it may survive for future generations.”

This story has been up to date with further particulars Saturday.

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