CBS News 3 Texas Democrats in Washington, D.C. test positive for COVID-19


Three members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus who are temporarily staying in Washington after leaving the Lone Star State this past week to block passage of a new Republican-backed elections law have tested positive for COVID-19, two people familiar with the situation told CBS News.

The three members of the delegation have all been vaccinated against COVID-19 but tested positive with rapid tests, the people said. One of the members tested positive Friday night and the two others on Saturday. 

The delegation remains at a Washington hotel and has no current plans to leave and return to Texas, where they likely would be arrested and brought to the State Capitol if they return before the end of the current special legislative session on August 7. Members of the delegation were required to have been vaccinated before making the trip, according to a person familiar with the travel arrangements.

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