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House Republicans ask courts to block proxy voting

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/27/20, 11:27 am

WASHINGTON—House Republicans sued Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other top congressional officials on Tuesday for violating the constitutional requirement that congressional lawmakers assemble in person to conduct official business. Not a single Republican voted in favor when Democrats changed House rules earlier this month to allow one representative to vote on behalf of up to 10 others during public health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.

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House passes divisive stimulus bill

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/15/20, 11:36 pm

Democrats approved a $3 trillion economic relief package on Friday that has virtually no chance of becoming law, but it establishes a framework for negotiations with the White House and Senate Republicans. While the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill sailed through the House on March 27 by a voice vote, Friday’s bill garnered just 208 yes votes and 199 nos. Fourteen Democrats voted against it, and one Republican, Rep. Peter King of New York, voted for it.

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House tees up vote on $3 trillion bill

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/15/20, 12:13 pm

U.S. lawmakers started voting on a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, but they don’t expect to finish until Friday evening because they are spreading out lawmakers’ visits to the House chamber to comply with social distancing.

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