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Congressman Earl Blumenauer tests positive for coronavirus

PORTLAND, Ore. — Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday. Blumenauer was elected to Congress in 1996. “After waking up with sore throat and out of abundance of caution I took a COVID-19 test. That test came back positive. I am feeling well and experiencing only minor cold-like symptoms. I will follow CDC guidance and quarantine. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted!” Congressman Blumenauer wrote.
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Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer both experiencing mild symptoms, they say

ORTLAND — Two Oregon congressmen have tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Peter DeFazio, 74, tweeted Thursday that he has tested positive for the virus. “Thanks to being fully vaccinated, I am only experiencing mild cold-like symptoms and fatigue,” the Springfield Democrat said on social media. “I will follow CDC guidance and quarantine.”

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer joins other lawmakers in pressing DEA to allow terminally ill to use psilocybin

A bipartisan group of six U.S. lawmakers, including one from Oregon, have called on the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to allow terminal patients to use psilocybin to ease anxieties or depression. U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Democrat of Portland, a longtime advocate of decriminalizing drugs, spearheaded the letter sent this week...