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Grassley misses Senate vote; first time in 27 years

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questions former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies...
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questions former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020.(Greg Nash | Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 3:59 PM CST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWQC) -

For the first time in 27 years, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley missed a vote in Congress. He’s in isolation after confirming he contracted COVID-19. According to his campaign, the absence was noted in Congress Wednesday morning.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Grassley in a speech on the Senate floor. McConnell said Not since 1993, when Grassley was in Iowa helping with historic flooding, had he missed a vote.

The campaign says it’s the longest street in Senate history and during those 27 years, Grassley has logged 8,927 votes.

Senator Grassley, 87, began self-quarantining Tuesday. At that time he reported that he felt fine.

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