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House Proxy Vote Battle Pits McCarthy vs Pelosi

Proxy voting began in May of last year to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Procedural wrangling is taking center stage in DC, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is asking the Supreme Court to rule against the allowance of the chamber's proxy voting that began in May of last year to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had previously announced 3 weeks ago that Congress could continue to cast their votes by proxy until the end of this month.

Proxy Voting is when a member of Congress who expects to be absent from a vote gives the chairman, ranking member or another member permission to cast a vote for him or her.

The speaker has the option to extend the proxy voting period if the House sergeant-at-arms and Capitol physician confirm there is still a public health emergency.

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Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times.  His writing, which is concentrated on politics and cybersecurity, has also been published by websites including Newsmax, The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Toronto Sun, PJ Media and many others.

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