Louie Gohmert’s Coronavirus Case Reveals a Dangerous Reality in Congress Congress, which is tasked with shepherding the nation through the pandemic, itself lacks consistent procedures for protecting its members and its work force. Coronavirus: Barr negative after Louie Gohmert found positive U.S. House orders broad mask mandates after Texas Rep. Gohmert gets coronavirus | The Japan TimesSpeaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coron COVID-19: Pelosi mandates masks in House after Gohmert tests positive Coronavirus latest: Rep. Gohmert attributes diagnosis to wearing mask Pelosi makes mask wearing mandatory for anyone on the House floorThe speaker of the House announced the new order following news that a Republican lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus. Anti-Mask Louie Gohmert Tests Positive, Sending Shudders Through CongressThe Texas congressman, who frequently refused to wear a mask, said he had probably contracted the coronavirus because he did so. His diagnosis raised questions about the spread of the virus on Capitol Hill. GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert tests positive for Covid-19 at the White HouseRep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the situation told CNN on Wednesday.