Capitol Report (Jan. 14): Congress Hands Out Masks Made in China

Steve Lance
By Steve Lance
January 14, 2022Capitol Reportshare

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Members of the House of Representatives received masks “made in China” after the House physician required lawmakers to upgrade their masks to N95 or KN95.

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