With Historic Vote, House Will Allow Proxy Voting, Remote Hearings During Pandemic

Posted by on May 15, 2020 7:22 pm
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Members of congress practice social distancing as the House Rules Committee meets to consider a resolution authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives during a public health emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, and to formulate a rule on the newest coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

The House approved rules changes allowing members to vote via proxy in event they cannot travel. They also created rules for remote hearings and legislative action. Republican were opposed.

(Image credit: Erin Scott/Reuters)

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