House Democrats Institute Fines Against Lawmakers Refusing To Wear Face Masks

Democrats introduced fines for lawmakers who refuse to wear face masks on the House floor, following the positive COVID-19 diagnoses of at least three House members after they were forced to take shelter with maskless colleagues during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Mask wearing in the House chamber has been required since July, however, there has been few repercussions for those failing to comply. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) previously warned that failure to wear a mask on the floor would result in removal by the sergeant at arms. In December, she added a threat of not being granted sp…

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