Three Texas Dems in Washington test positive for COVID

Three members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus who are temporarily staying in Washington after leaving the Lone Star State this past week to block passage of a new Republican-backed elections law have tested positive for COVID-19, two people familiar with the situation told CBS News.

The three members of the delegation have all been vaccinated against COVID-19 but tested positive with rapid tests, the people said. One of the members tested positive Friday night and the two others on Saturday...

"The House Democratic Caucus is following all CDC guidance and protocols. This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions," Texas House Democratic Caucus chairman Chris Turner said in a statement on Friday. "We are in touch with public health experts in Texas to provide additional guidance. Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work."