House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday officially ended Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting plan.
“No more proxy voting,” McCarthy announced Thursday. “Effective immediately, members of Congress must show up to work if they want their vote to count.”
No more proxy voting. Effective immediately, members of Congress must show up to work if they want their vote to count.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 19, 2023
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On May 27, 2020, the House held its first ‘proxy vote’ since Congress first met in 1789, thanks to Nancy Pelosi.
71 Democrats voted ‘by proxy’ in the first vote since its party-line rule was adopted.
In 2020, a Democrat from Maryland voted seven times for legislation in Congress in districts he did not represent.
For more than two years, Nancy Pelosi unilaterally expanded her unconstitutional proxy voting plan.
Pelosi cited Covid and said a “public health emergency is in effect” in her announcement to extend proxy voting until the end of 2022.
McCarthy previously asked the US Supreme Court to overturn Pelosi’s proxy voting plan but the high court declined to hear her challenge.
Goodbye, proxy voting!
Under the new House Republican majority, members of Congress will have to show up to vote. As part of our commitment to America, we’re holding government accountable — starting with ending proxy voting. pic.twitter.com/oOZysVeVC9
– House Admin. Committee GOP (@House Admin) January 19, 2023