In Congress said they would use the current testing standards, while these faster technologies become more widely available
The U.S. Congress refused the offer of the Washington administration to provide legislators quick tests to identify the new type of coronavirus. This follows from the common on Saturday a joint statement by the speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi and the leader of the Republican majority in the Senate Mitch McConnell.Congress is grateful to the administration for its generous offer to use for quick testing [availability] COVID-19 caused by a coronavirus disease on Capitol hill, but we respectfully decline this offer at this time. The possibilities of our country in the field of testing continue to grow, and Congress wants to continue to devote resources to objects that are at the forefront [of the pandemic], where they will be able to quickly bring the greatest benefit,” – said in a statement.
Legislators emphasized that “Congress will use the current testing standards, which were imposed by the unit attending physician to the Congress, while these faster technologies become more widely available.”
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said that Washington is “a huge opportunity” for the diagnosis of coronavirus legislators.
How, in turn, newspaper the Hill, the attending physician of Congress, Brian Monahan previously informed the Republicans about the lack of resources to ensure that all senators are coronavirus, as well as the lack of rapid tests that are used in the White house.
On Thursday, Pelosi said that members of the house of representatives to suspend the work because of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus can return to work in two weeks. She explained that next week some committees of the house of representatives can start to gather. This decision is up to Committee chairmen. The upper chamber of the legislature should resume its work on May 4th.