Work from home Congress? House set to OK proxy votes
May 15, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither Civil War nor Great Depression or any other national crisis has convinced the House to allow lawmakers to vote by proxy — without being "present" as the Constitution requires. That's about to change during the coronavirus pandemic.
The House is poised Friday to approve a package of historic rules changes so Congress can keep functioning even while it's partly closed. The shift will dramatically change the look, if not the operation, of the legislative branch — launching a 21st century WFH House, like others, "working from home."
"This House must continue leg...