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U.S. Senate hearing date for Barrett unchanged by Trump COVID-19 test result - aide

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s plan to begin confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 12 remain unchanged, despite President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test result, a Senate aide said on Friday.

“Full steam ahead,” the aide to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham responded to Reuters, when asked if the hearing schedule could change. (Reporting by David Morgan Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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