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Sen. Chuck Grassley returns to work after optimistic coronavirus take a look at and quarantine

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Sen. Chuck Grassley returns to work after positive coronavirus test and quarantine

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) walks by way of Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 30, 2020.

Erin Scott | Reuters

Sen. Chuck Grassley returned to the Capitol on Monday after he completed a quarantine interval following a optimistic coronavirus take a look at.

In a press release, the 87-year-old Iowa Republican mentioned he “didn’t expertise signs” after his optimistic take a look at on Nov. 17. Grassley, the oldest GOP senator, is the president professional tempore of the Senate and third within the line of presidential succession.

The senator inspired People to put on masks and follow social distancing as he referred to as for Congress to approve one other assist bundle.

“Congress should do its half and go lengthy overdue aid laws to assist households, companies and communities get by way of this disaster,” he mentioned. “I hope my colleagues attain the identical conclusion and a bipartisan invoice can go very quickly.”

Not less than seven U.S. senators have examined optimistic for Covid-19 as a surge in infections grips the nation. Grassley is the second oldest member of the chamber and confronted an elevated threat of a extreme sickness.

When he went into quarantine, Grassley missed a vote within the Senate for the primary time since 1993.

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