Pelosi Mandates Masks in US House of Representatives

Posted on July 30, 2020 7:11 am
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The U.S. House of Representatives begins a new mandated face mask policy Thursday, following an order from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was facing increasing pressure to address safety concerns in one of the nation’s most high-profile office complexes.  

Pelosi issued the order late Wednesday after U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert tested positive for the coronavirus. Gohmert had been seen recently without a mask on Capitol Hill.  

Politico was the first to report on the test result, which came before Gohmert was scheduled to travel Wednesday to his home state with President Donald Trump.

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