Lawmakers debate whether to test for coronavirus in the Capitol

An uptick of coronavirus cases in the U.S. Capitol has escalated a debate over mandatory testing for lawmakers.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take up President Trump’s offer to deliver rapid testing kids to the Capitol in order to test staff and lawmakers, who arrive each week from every part of the country.

The California Republican made the request after Rep. Louie Gohmert found out he had the virus. The Texas Republican was diagnosed after the White House administered a rapid test ahead of a trip with the president.

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