A "State of the Union"-style extreme security posture will be in effect on Capitol Hill on Friday, as the House of Representatives is set to vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, Fox News has learned.
A memo sent by Capitol Attending Physician Dr. Brian Monahan and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving to all House members ahead of Friday's coronavirus vote, obtained by Fox News, indicates that limited personnel with no extra aides will be permitted at the Capitol.
"Access will be strictly limited to Members of Congress, Congressional staff who have an office located inside the Capitol, and staff who have designated floor access.
Gohmert has already returned, is hard at work reviewing the bill with key staff, with appropriate observation of social distances & sanitizer, but is informed that, appropriately, unanimous consent is not going to be attempted with this bill," Gohmert's office told Fox News.
Behind the scenes, Capitol Attending Physicians, as well as Republican and Democrat Party leaders in the House of Representatives, are working to discourage members from coming back to Washington to vote on the package, Fox News has learned.