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Senator Jerry Moran cleared from potential quarantine as Senate debates coronavirus aid

Cleared as debate ongoing over relief bill
Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran
Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 17:04:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The sitting physician for the U.S. Congress has cleared Kansas Senator Jerry Moran from a potential quarantine.

A spokesman for Moran said the senator came in contact with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul at the Senate gym on Sunday from a distance.

Paul has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Moran informed his colleagues Paul had worked out at the gym to let them know about potential exposure to the virus.

Utah Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney have self-quarantined because they both had lunch with Paul.

Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Ted Cruz of Texas, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Rick Scott of Florida have all self-quarantined.

All of those senators are Republicans.

In the meantime, the Senate is trying to hammer out a bi-partisan agreement on a massive coronavirus relief bill.

According to Moran's spokesman, one sticking point is whether or not the package should be $1.3 trillion or $2 trillion.

Other sticking points include the length of relief for individuals and businesses.

The spokesman says Republicans generally want a shorter length of time while Democrats want a longer or permanent relief time frame.

He says other unresolved issues include bill additions for Planned Parenthood and family leave funding.