New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand

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New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand is blasting her chamber for a lack of COVID-19 safety measures that she says threatens the health of members and staff. At least two senators have tested positive for the virus: 87-year-old Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and 67-year-old Rick Scott of Florida.  Both republicans have been quarantining at home.  Leader Mitch McConnell did send senators home a day early for the Thanksgiving break, urging them to take necessary precautions.  But in the chamber, Senator Gillibrand says leadership doesn’t appear motivated to tighten up any rules.