Pelosi Announces Start of Proxy Voting in House

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday sanctioned remote voting for the next 45 days due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The move follows a House vote Friday that changed the 230-year-old rule requiring lawmakers to vote in person.

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The new rule authorizes each lawmaker present in the House chamber to vote in place of up to 10 absent colleagues.

House Republicans opposed the rule change. The GOP-led Senate has been in session since early May and has not approved proxy voting. Read more…

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