House Democrats Release Measure Allowing Proxy Voting

Elliot Setzer
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:21 PM

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House Democrats yesterday unveiled a measure that would allow for proxy voting, in which absent lawmakers could authorize colleagues present in the House chamber to cast votes on their behalf during certain designated periods of public health emergency. The proposed rules changes are intended to allow the House to proceed with legislative business while away from the Capitol due to the coronavirus pandemic. The House is expected to vote on the changes on Friday.

You can read the proposed measure here and below:

Elliot Setzer is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford Law School and a Ph.D student at Yale University. He previously worked at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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