A group of Democratic lawmakers is asking the attending physician of Congress to implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the Capitol complex.
The group, led by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, says members of Congress and their staff should be vaccinated or tested at least twice a week.
The group says they feel a responsibility to protect their staff, including some who are immunocompromised.
They write, "unique factors put U.S. Capitol complex staff at an elevated risk of COVID-19, including a high level of domestic and international travel by those who work here. ...and our workspace being one that frequently has visitors from all corners of the country."