WASHINGTON, may 3 – RIA Novosti. The U.S. Congress refused the proposal of the US administration to conduct rapid testing among legislators on the coronavirus, a joint Declaration was made by the speaker of the house of representatives Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell.

Legislators say that testing across the country is gaining momentum, and the Congress wants to continue “to invest in companies that are on the front lines, where they can do the most good and fastest”.

“In accordance with the guidelines of the Center for disease control, the Congress will use the current testing rules, which were promulgated by the office of the attending physician, while these faster technologies become more affordable,” according to the statement.

Both chambers of Congress plan to resume work on may 4th.

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