Nancy Pelosi tests positive for COVID-19
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a statement.
Driving the news: "After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic," Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, wrote in a tweet.
- Pelosi, 82, attended an event with President Biden at the White House on Wednesday.
The White House said Thursday that Biden is "not considered a close contact of Speaker Pelosi as defined by the CDC."
- "The President saw Speaker Pelosi at White House events and had brief interactions over the course of the last two days," per the White House.
- Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday night as part of his regular testing. "He will continue to be tested regularly," the White House said.
The big picture: Pelosi is the latest in a slew of White House officials and members of Congress to test positive for COVID-19 this week.
- Attorney General Merrick Garland and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, days after they attended the Gridiron Club dinner, a high-profile D.C. media event.
- Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) also tested positive after attending the dinner on Saturday.
State of play: "A planned Congressional delegation to Asia, led by Speaker Pelosi, will be postponed to a later date," Hammill wrote in a tweet.
- Pelosi was reportedly scheduled to travel to Taiwan this weekend, but Axios could not confirm whether she was officially scheduled to travel to the island, Axios' Jacob Knutson reports.
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Editor's note: This story has been updated with new details throughout and a statement from the White House.