Saturday, June 6, 2020

Is Voting by Proxy Constitutional?

Washington, D.C. - June 6, 2020 - (The Ponder News) -- On May 15th, 2020, Democrats in the House passed H.Res. 965, which allows members of Congress to designate another member to serve as their “proxy” and cast votes on their behalf. Members may vote for up to 10 other members. This is the first time in the Chamber’s history that the House has voted by proxy. The resolution passed, 217 to 189, with no Republicans supporting the measure.

On May 27th, 2020, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) led a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrats over the constitutionality of proxy voting in the House of Representatives.