Baldwin Has Swine Flu

Posted December 11, 2009 at 11:24am

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) this week became the second Member of Congress to get diagnosed with the swine flu.Baldwin, who has missed votes since Wednesday, remains camped out in her Washington, D.C., apartment on the advice of a physician.“Like many Americans, I’m feeling the effects of this nasty virus. I very much regret missing House business, including floor consideration of a bill I strongly support to overhaul our financial system and ensure that Wall St. and big banks can no longer abuse the public trust. Thankfully, I am already beginning to feel better and hope to be back to full strength very soon,— Baldwin said in a statement.In October, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced that he was diagnosed with H1N1. Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-S.C.) wife and Rep. Melissa Bean’s (D-Ill.) son have also come down with the virus.