U.S. President Joe Biden signed the 2022 Postal Service Reform Act HR 3076 on April 6, 2022, during a ceremony at the White House State Dining Room in Washington, DC.
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House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for Covid, but has no symptoms, her office said Thursday.
“After a negative test this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” his deputy chief of staff, Drew Hamill, said in a Twitter post.
Pelosi’s positive test was the latest in a series of covid diagnoses between high-ranking government officials attending the Gridiron Club and Foundation Dinner in Washington on Saturday night. Although Pelosi did not attend the annual event, Hamil told CNBC that more than a dozen DC power brokers out there have tested positive since then. They include Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raymondo, and representatives Joaquin Castro and Adam Schiff.
The results came a day after Democrats stood by President Joe Biden at a bill signing ceremony at the White House in California.
Pelosi, 82, ranks second in the line of presidential succession, after Vice President Kamala Harris, if Biden dies or becomes disabled.
Hamil wrote on Twitter, “The speaker has been fully vaccinated and boosted, and is grateful for the strong protection the vaccine has provided.” “The speaker will quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines and encourage everyone to be vaccinated, boosted and tested regularly.”
Politico reported Wednesday that several journalists who attended the dinner also tested positive.
CIA Director William Burns also tested positive for the virus last week.
– Additional reporting by Kevin Bruninger