Vice President Mike Pence and his wife tested negative for coronavirus, the vice president's press secretary said Saturday. Pence announced he would be tested earlier in the day during the daily briefing by members of the Coronavirus Task Force.
A staffer in Pence's office had previously tested positive. Pence said that he had not been in contact with the staffer and was showing no symptoms, but would take the test out of an abundance of caution.
Meanwhile, at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, senators are working to craft an economic stimulus package that will likely cost upward of $1 trillion and may include direct cash rebates to many Americans. A Republican leadership aide told CBS News late Friday that the bipartisan groups of senators working on the legislation "have made significant progress and will continue to work through the night." Lawmakers are expected to continue negotiations on Saturday.