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Grassley tests positive for COVID-19

By: - November 17, 2020 10:01 am

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is a Republican from New Hartford, Iowa.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his congressional office.

In a tweet, Grassley, 87, said he is following his doctor’s orders and will continue to quarantine at home.

Earlier Tuesday, Grassley said he learned he was exposed to COVID-19 and was quarantining until he received his test results. It was the first time Grassley wasn’t able to cast his vote in the Senate in 27 years, breaking his record streak of 8,927 uninterrupted votes since 1993.

The last vote Grassley missed occurred in 1993 when he was in Iowa with President Bill Clinton due to the historic floods that destroyed parts of the state.

“I’ll be keeping up on my work for the people of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and prayers, and look forward to resuming my normal schedule when I can,” Grassley said in a statement. “In the meantime, my offices across Iowa and in Washington remain open and ready to serve Iowans.”

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