Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Sick.) shall be absent from the Senate within the coming days after testing optimistic for COVID-19, she introduced Sunday.
“After experiencing delicate signs, I examined optimistic for COVID-19 at this time,” Duckworth stated in a statement. “I’ll proceed working for the folks of Illinois in isolation and observe medical steering on when to return to the Senate chamber.”
The Illinois Democrat is the newest senator to check optimistic for COVID-19, with Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Sick.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) every doing so in current weeks. The U.S. general has skilled an uptick in circumstances.
Duckworth had additionally examined optimistic for the virus in December.
The information signifies that Senate Democrats shall be down a vote on the ground this week because the higher chamber is about to kick off consideration of the primary batch of spending payments and proceed work on nominations.
The Senate is predicted to maneuver on three bipartisan spending payments within the coming weeks: Agriculture-Meals and Drug Administration, Navy Development-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and City Improvement.
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