A senate senior assistant familiar with the planning noted that no cases of coronavirus were associated with GOP lunches or floor activities. The Senate continues to vote in person and maintains precautions such as keeping the chamber open, keeping votes open for extended periods of time, and encouraging members to leave the floor after voting.
In addition to Scott and Grassley, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Thom Tillis (RN.C).) All tested positive for the virus. . Lee and Tillis achieved a positive result after attending the White House Rose Garden ceremony to nominate Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), And Bob Casey (D-Pa.) Tested coronavirus antibodies positively.
Deficiencies due to coronavirus infections recently touched the Senate agenda when the chamber failed to move forward in part because of Federal Reserve candidate Judy Shelton because Scott and Grassley were self-quarantined after being exposed to individuals with the disease.
The Senate is set to return on Monday after leaving for Thanksgiving. McConnell is expected to continue to focus on strengthening candidates for the judiciary and the executive that outperform the Trump administration.
Congress also has an impending deadline for funding the government after December 11th.