Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Attending House Democratic Retreat

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) on Saturday announced she tested positive for COVID-19, after attending a retreat in Philadelphia for Democrats in the House of Representatives.

According to DeLauro, she contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated and boosted and has only experienced mild symptoms.

“While I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection that comes from being vaccinated & boosted. I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and get boosted,” she said in a tweet.

“While I was looking forward to marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade & had plans to celebrate our community projects & all that we accomplished in the federal spending package, I’ll be isolating & working remotely from my home in New Haven. My office remains fully operational.”

Over the past few days, DeLauro has interacted with dozens of Democratic lawmakers. The group gathered to discuss their strategy as the November midterm elections draw closer.

President Joe Biden also addressed the group. Amid record-high gas prices and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Biden’s approval numbers have sunk. According to a Wall Street Journal poll, 50 percent of voters want the federal government to address ongoing inflation.

Republicans have repeatedly blamed Biden and congressional Democrats for the increase in consumer goods, pointing to high-level government spending.

However, at the retreat, Biden attempted to push back on the notion.

“Democrats didn’t cause this problem. Vladimir Putin did and we’re working on it to fix it,” Biden said in his speech. “We have to talk about this stuff because the American people think the reason for inflation is the government is spending more money — that’s simply not true.”

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Connecticut Star and The Star News Network.  Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

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