A representative-elect from Louisiana died of Covid-19 on Dec. 29, the first member of the U.S. Congress to succumb to the disease.
Republican Luke Letlow, 41, had been elected to Louisiana's 5th district and was due to be sworn in on Sunday.
Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards announced the news on Twitter with a "heavy heart."
The Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAİK) has penned a letter to the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden proposing a commission to strengthen relations and solve the problems between the two countries on Dec. 17.
Signed by TAİK Chairman Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, the letter congratulated Biden for his victory in the U.S. presidential election.