WASHINGTON: At least 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate – nine Republicans and seven Democrats – have tested positive or are presumed to have had COVID-19, with Representative Jahana Hayes becoming the latest on Sunday.
Here is a look at lawmakers affected by the virus:
REPRESENTATIVE JAHANA HAYES
Hayes, a Connecticut Democrat, tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine for 14 days, she said on Twitter on Sept. 20, adding that she was asymptomatic except for breathing issues, which were being monitored.
“I have taken every possible precaution and still contracted coronavirus,” she said on Twitter.
RESIDENT COMMISSIONER JENNIFFER GONZALEZ COLON
Gonzalez, resident commissioner of Puerto Rico and the U.S. territory’s sole representative in Congress, said that she tested positive for…