Over the course of American History, there have been thousands of laws enacted that apply to the general public, but often don’t impact members of Congress.
But now two Democrats in the House of Representatives are proposing a one-thousand-dollar fine for Congressional members who refuse to wear a mask on the Capitol grounds.
That law would not apply to the general public, who won’t be stepping foot on the Capitol grounds, after the January 6th 2021 riot and takeover of the Capitol building by angry throngs of people.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Congressman Anthony Brown of Maryland have proposed the legislation after three members of Congress tested positive for Covid-19.
The outbreak comes after members of Congress were forced to shelter in place in large numbers during last week’s Capitol siege.
Dingell said in the midst of a deadly assault, a number of her Republican colleagues laughed off COVID-19 rules.
Brown said no member of Congress should be able to ignore the rules without penalty.
Disposable face mask on a table.
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