LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — President Donald Trump has appointed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to a congressional task force on reopening the U.S. economy while the country continues to battle the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The bipartisan task force will consider the best timing and safest ways to get Americans back to work, according to a news release from Paul's office. 

"Together with President Trump, we will get this economy roaring once again," Paul said in a statement. "We need to let Americans get safely back to work and bring prosperity to this nation anew."

Paul has recovered from COVID-19 since testing positive for the new virus in March. According to the news release, the senator, a physician who practiced ophthalmology in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has started volunteering at a Kentucky hospital to help COVID-19 patients. 

Trump outlined a road map to economic recovery from the pandemic during a Thursday briefing on the pandemic from the White House.  

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