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In this image from video, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)

NASHVILLE: U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, says he is in quarantine following exposure to someone who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

"Last night I learned I had come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19," the Ooltewah congressman stated Thursday in a tweet. "I am currently non-symptomatic & since becoming aware of my exposure to the virus I have been in quarantine, following CDC guidelines, & in contact w/ the Attending Physician."

The new 117th Congress was in session this week to be sworn in and certify results of the 2020 presidential election.

Contact Andy Sher at asher@timesfreepress.com or 615-255-0550. Follow on Twitter @AndySher1.

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