House Makes Unprecedented Move as It Approves Proxy Voting Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The House of Representatives made an unprecedented move as it will temporarily allow proxy voting and remote hearings as the nation combats the coronavirus outbreak.

With a 217 to 189 vote, largely along party lines, the House approved the proposal on Friday. This will allow one lawmaker to vote by proxy on the behalf of up to 10 others who are not able to travel to Washington, D.C., as NPR notes.

Rep. Jim McGovern, the Rules Committee chairman, (D-Mass.) said on the House floor on Friday that the suggestion for changes was not taken “lightly,” as he noted, “I still believe that we do our best work in person and side by side.”

“But we must temporarily embrace technology during this unprecedented time,” he added.

The move was not met with a warm welcome by all, as Republicans pushed back on the unprecedented move.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) penned a Fox News op-ed where he suggested, “Americans should be outraged and frightened by an unprecedented rule change.”

“The vote Friday night was not only unprecedented in our nation’s history – it was completely unwarranted,” he wrote.

Additionally, ahead of Friday’s vote, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on the House floor, “We can continue to work in a safe and effective manner without overturning 230 years of constitutional and legislative tradition.”

The proposal will expire at the end of this session. It also needs to be renewed every 45 days. It is the first time the House has allowed voting by proxy on the House floor — though it was previously allowed at the committee level until 1995, as ABC News notes.

On Friday, the House also passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package by a vote of 208-199, as IJR reported.

The bill includes $500 billion for state governments, as well as another round of stimulus checks for individuals and families.

However, President Donald Trump has said he would veto it should it make it to his desk.

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  1. OH yes, Democrats coming up with another way to take over and control everything. Proxy voting, just another scam by the Democrats. Why don’t they just approve Nancy voting for all of them? I’m sure that’s what they really want.

  2. Willing to bet for this they will stay home and vote themselves a rise. All that money she is wasting . like the part to kill babies . They want to make sure they add money to kill babies after they are born. If a woman wants to kill her baby she is unfit. If the baby is still alive it is another person not part of the mothers body. They use that as their right to murder. They have no right to keep or kill that baby. When that baby is away from the mother and breathing on it’s own the doctor’s must do the moral thing and save that baby.

    But plan parenthood wants that baby dead to make money on that babies body parts. As for the doctors you took a oath do no harm. But your killing innocents so you have no morals. You should be cursed by all men. As for Polosi she be dead soon. She has has said she missed the church. At her age she should. Her time to answer for her part of killing the lame’s of Jesus will come. Jesus will judge her and those who took part in it. And Damn them to hell. But they don’t want to face it alone they want tax payer to join them in the crime of killing innocents.

    Biden has already been sentenced when the priest refused to give him the body of Christ. He found out he can’t order the church to forgive him. But Jesus has given him a gift . The gift to forget till he faces him.
    As for the woman who rises their hand to kill their child will meet their child before being judged to see what you killed. I watched Chuck Schume at the Supreme Court and they showed that they know killing a baby is wrong by putting a sign next to Schume head that said access to abortion is a Catholic value . No the Catholic is not for abortion in fact the demarcates had a demon in the White House that tried to make the Catholic church pay for abortions. But the church fought it.
    People love to live in sin then try justifying their behavior by lie-ing to cover their weakness. Some people are made to feel they are doing something wrong by living their life in a way makes them different. But they feel there is a chase they won’t be aloud in heaven for the way they live. And know church people have judged them wrong. Jesus will judge not man. But they will be allowed in haven because they live in love and don’t harm anyone. But baby killers will never be forgiven neither by man or god.
    Now here is the best part god is on the move. He said he would not rise his hand to harm man again. So if god not going to harm us then who. Well a demon was put in the White House and him and his demarcates go money sent to China for the lab in Wuhan . So see were these fools send your money. Now you see what your tax dollars brought you. So keep putting Demarcates in office. But just think if no one in your family dead by the virus or stupidity of people like Cuomo your lucky. But for those who understand what is going on our government is at an end. If a government goes nuts and it goes broke the end is near. Look to the soviet government it is gone. We are next. At a time when China is on the move. Australia WARNED Obama that China was building in the Pacific and was building a port to dock a carrier. They got permits by paying heads of government millions to do it. Those leaders are not there anymore. So how much is Polosi getting out of this. Look at her face you can see the madness in her. Now in Virgina they did break in’s to houses that had legal guns. So you see why demarcates want to know who got guns. Instead of signing that bill do to polosi and her bunch what been done to traitors since this country been formed. Hang Polosi and shot the rest. Like one demarcate did to republicans at that baseball game. But push and have it done legally . So they don’t say it was a stupid mob.

  3. Let Congress apply for unempoyment benefits. If employees cannot go to work, they do not get paid. The same should apply to Congress.

    1. A politician who adds ANYTHING to a stimulus bill that is not DIRECTLY related to the Pandemic is no better than someone who loots during a Natural Disaster.

    2. Willing to bet for this they will stay home and vote themselves a rise. All that money she is wasting . like the part to kill babies . They want to make sure they add money to kill babies after they are born. If a woman wants to kill her baby she is unfit. If the baby is still alive it is another person not part of the mothers body. They use that as their right to murder. They have no right to keep or kill that baby. When that baby is away from the mother and breathing on it’s own the doctor’s must do the moral thing and save that baby.

      But plan parenthood wants that baby dead to make money on that babies body parts. As for the doctors you took a oath do no harm. But your killing innocents so you have no morals. You should be cursed by all men. As for Polosi she be dead soon. She has has said she missed the church. At her age she should. Her time to answer for her part of killing the lame’s of Jesus will come. Jesus will judge her and those who took part in it. And Damn them to hell. But they don’t want to face it alone they want tax payer to join them in the crime of killing innocents.

      Biden has already been sentenced when the priest refused to give him the body of Christ. He found out he can’t order the church to forgive him. But Jesus has given him a gift . The gift to forget till he faces him.
      As for the woman who rises their hand to kill their child will meet their child before being judged to see what you killed. I watched Chuck Schume at the Supreme Court and they showed that they know killing a baby is wrong by putting a sign next to Schume head that said access to abortion is a Catholic value . No the Catholic is not for abortion in fact the demarcates had a demon in the White House that tried to make the Catholic church pay for abortions. But the church fought it.
      People love to live in sin then try justifying their behavior by lie-ing to cover their weakness. Some people are made to feel they are doing something wrong by living their life in a way makes them different. But they feel there is a chase they won’t be aloud in heaven for the way they live. And know church people have judged them wrong. Jesus will judge not man. But they will be allowed in haven because they live in love and don’t harm anyone. But baby killers will never be forgiven neither by man or god.
      Now here is the best part god is on the move. He said he would not rise his hand to harm man again. So if god not going to harm us then who. Well a demon was put in the White House and him and his demarcates go money sent to China for the lab in Wuhan . So see were these fools send your money. Now you see what your tax dollars brought you. So keep putting Demarcates in office. But just think if no one in your family dead by the virus or stupidity of people like Cuomo your lucky.

      1. You are so full of shit Republicans protect the unborn but give a shit about the living. God won’t forgive Republicans like you and Trump supporters you will rot in hell soon I hope.

    3. yes unemployment and cut there health insurance . They are the only one’s not on Obama care. If it is so great it is good eought for them. It was passed just like her 3 trillion kitchen table crap. So she made sure they lose like the last time. She should of been in New York so Cuomo could of sent her to a nuring home.

  4. This move is unconstitutional. Fact check, the Democrats don’t care. If you think they have your best interest as theirs then why are they funneling money to illegals, fighting for abortions, keeping the borders open, taking away our right to keep and bear arms, (uninfringed) promoting racism, distorting covid facts and numbers, aiding and abetting illegal aliens and felons and the list goes on and on. The Democrats are pushing this country to the brink of bankruptcy, destruction, hunger, long welfare lines and war!

  5. Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace to this nation. If she’s not figuring out how to impeach the president, she’s trying to add money into covid money packages to fund abortions. (Nancy Fancy Pantsy, do you EVER wonder what God is going to say when you try to approach the Gates of Heaven?) And did you enjoy ripping up Trump’s speech? And showing your freezer full of expensive ice cream was a slap in the face to those who can barely afford to put food on the table! You grew up as an elitist, and you are still doing it. At some point, you may hope a priest says “Go, and sin no more.”

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  7. Rephucklicans are evil morons so they think everyone is just like them. trumphisanabortion is the evilest and most moronic Rephucklican in history.

    1. So you must be one of those Anti-American,anti-God pedo people that’s afraid of what Trump is doing to you child raping idiots! June 2018, human trafficking arrests for the year approached 6,000. The year 2020 is going to the greatest year ever! Democraps hate this, this is their voting base, as well as the dead and illegals.

      1. Uh No Duke but you definitely are a stupid Caucasian trash piece of shit.

      1. Serious hate from “John”. Contribute to this thread by speaking intelligently or you will be flagged and removed.

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