Rogers issues statement on housing Americans exposed to Coronavirus

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Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) would be used as a quarantine center for some Americans exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Earlier this evening [Saturday], I spoke with President Trump. He agreed with me that the decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to house those Americans exposed to Coronavirus at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston is the wrong decision. President Trump had no advanced notice and these individuals were brought to the continental United States without his consent. I will continue to work with President Trump and HHS to find the best facilities that meet the needs for those Americans that have been exposed to this dangerous virus. The CDP is not that place,” Rogers said.
On Tuesday Rogers released the following:
“This current version of Coronavirus, COVID-19, represents a potential health and economic threat to our homeland. Congress must act now to provide the additional resources requested by President Trump to prepare for and respond to any outbreak here in the United States. I urge passage of a clean supplemental without any extraneous provisions. We cannot play politics with the health and safety of Americans.”
Rogers serves as a ranking member on the Committee on Homeland Security and is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.

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