Sen. Thune misses CARES Act vote due to ‘feeling under the weather’
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Senator John Thune on Wednesday, missed the vote in the senate to pass the CARES Act due to ‘feeling under the weather’.
The senate on Wednesday passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, an act that would provide financial support to Americans everywhere, but Sen. Thune was not able to attend the vote.
“I unfortunately had to miss today’s votes – something I’ve rarely done during my time in Congress. I felt under the weather this morning and, out of an abundance of caution, thought it was the responsible decision to avoid contact with my colleagues on Capitol Hill. Rest assured, I’ve been in touch with the attending physician at the Capitol and with my doctor in Sioux Falls – both of whom advised that self-quarantine was not required. Again, out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with the advice I’ve been giving South Dakotans, I decided that avoiding others was the best option.” said Thune.
The CARES Act now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.