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Second lawmaker in Capitol lockdown tests positive for COVID-19

Pramila Jayapal
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A second Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week's violent siege at the Capitol has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington says she has tested positive.

She criticized Republican members of Congress who declined to wear a mask when it was offered to them.

Some members of Congress huddled for hours at a secure location, while others were in the room for a shorter period.

Jayapal says too many Republicans have refused to take the virus seriously.

She's calling for fines for lawmakers who don't wear a mask at the Capitol.

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