Speaker Continues Remote Voting Through December 30

Process was initiated due to COVID-19 concerns. 

On Friday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California said House members can continue to vote remotely until December 30. 

In a memo, she wrote, “To All Members on Extension of Remote Voting ‘Covered Period.’ In light of the attached notification by the Sergeant-at-Arms, in consultation with the Office of Attending Physician, that a public health emergency is in effect due to a novel coronavirus, I am hereby extending the ‘covered period’ designated on January 4, 2021,” then citing the applicable resolution. 

The House had allowed remote voting as a way for members to social distance while still fulfilling their duties. The rules initially developed allowed for proxy voting in 45-day stretches that the Speaker has the option to extend, although the House sergeant-at-arms and the Capitol physician must confirm that there is still an ongoing public health emergency. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House who continue to use remote voting rather than in-person voting on measures under consideration. 
  • For officials in Washington and elsewhere who still have concerns about the risk of coronavirus infection. 

Sources: Axios, Newsmax 


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