Remote Proxy Voting for House Members Extended

Speaker says COVID emergency “still in effect.” 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California on Tuesday extended remote voting for House members until September 26 due to the continued COVID-19 health emergency. 

In a letter to members, she said, “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, pursuant to Section 3(s) of House Resolution 8, until September 26, 2022.” She was referring to an August 8 letter she received from William Walker, the House Sergeant-at-Arms, notifying her that the COVID-19 health emergency was “still in effect.”  

The practice also allows members unable to attend in person to designate other members acting as proxies to cast votes on legislation. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Speaker Pelosi as she extends proxy voting due to COVID concerns.
  • For members of the House as they consider and vote on legislation.
  • For the Sergeant-at-Arms as he endeavors to protect the representatives in Congress.

Sources: The Hill, Newsmax


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