Pelosi Wants Big Spending Bill and Vote By Proxy

Pelosi Wants Big Spending Bill and Vote By Proxy

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Washington Examiner

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s aiming for a vote next week on a massive spending bill as well as a resolution to change the House rules and allow members to vote in place of absent fellow lawmakers.

“Our members want remote voting by proxy,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday. “If people can’t come because we don’t want them to come if someone has a fever, they should be able to be recorded.”

Democrats have wavered on when the House will reconvene. Pelosi has been aiming for Monday, but only if Democratic lawmakers have completed drafting a massive economic aid package that would provide $1 trillion to state and local governments, along with other significant spending initiatives. More

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