October 23, 2021

McCarthy says proxy voting rule will be scrapped when GOP wins back majority

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced Thursday he will end proxy voting in the House when Republicans regain the majority.

“I look forward to the day that when Congress changes, that you have to show up to work to be paid. That will be one of the first things I will do. We will not vote by proxy,” he said.

Proxy voting was initiated in April 2020 as a method to handle travel limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 70 members of Congress submitted notice of using the proxy voting method at that time.

Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, who has voted by proxy, defended the practice. “In times of crisis, our nation must adapt. It’s past time we modernized Congress’ voting system to allow for remote voting during national emergencies.”

Gonzalez added, “Proxy voting allows for Members of Congress to continue working for the people while following the advice of medical professionals to limit the spread of COVID-19. This solution allows me to represent the people of my district and vote on their behalf despite my recent injuries.”

The method is scheduled to end in May. It is uncertain whether the policy will be extended.

McCarthy noted he did not support the creation of proxy voting. He looks forward to House members voting once again in person as the norm.

“If we are essential through all the history of America, through war, through plagues, and others, even within the Civil War and the Capitol being burnt, we still showed up,” McCarthy said.

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TK_101 (@guest_1213397)
6 months ago

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MICHAEL (@guest_1213484)
Reply to  TK_101
6 months ago

Republicans need too get a back bone NOW!! Even though the DemoRats hold a slim majority if the Republicans FOR ONCE stood in unity the VAST MAJORITY of Americans would stand with them.

Michael O'Connor (@guest_1213728)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

Agree.

Don (@guest_1213473)
6 months ago

We’ll see.

Sandy Penwell (@guest_1213510)
6 months ago

I agree with McCarthy. You want a paycheck you show up at your job and earn one like regular folks do.

Rodger Shull (@guest_1214256)
Reply to  Sandy Penwell
6 months ago

AMEN !!!

Joe from Georgia (@guest_1213534)
6 months ago

Congress should be just like the real world. Have 15 work days per year that they can miss. After that they forfeit a days pay for each day they miss. In the real world people have to be to work by a specific time. Should be the same with Congress

Rodger Shull (@guest_1214259)
Reply to  Joe from Georgia
6 months ago

I like that, DOCK them for everyday that they miss, same as the rest of the REAL WORLD, time to make LIFE ,hard on the UNDERWORKED and OVERPAID, elected LIARS .

Pattie M Angel (@guest_1213545)
6 months ago

They need to get to their offices to earn their pay checks also so we can see how they vote. Time to get back to Normal

Stephen Russell (@guest_1213570)
6 months ago

If & when we win House.
Unify on issues here to win for 2022.

Sick&Tired (@guest_1213572)
6 months ago

Democrats are Totally Bad and Worthless…..and….the Republicans aren’t too far behind them, due to the way they have been doing things…..the Spineless Wonders…..!!! Face it – the Government of this Country really Sucks and the World is Laughing Away at the U.S.A. The Youth of this Country have played just to many Electronic Games and don’t know or care about anything….It really is Pathetic. I blame the Parents for this, but then most of the Young Parents…..Played too many of those games, also. So there You have It…..Now, we have – what we have. The ONE THING that I can’t Explain is the Fact that there ARE SO MANY DUMB A * * …… Older Adults – Like the Biden’s , Pelosi’s, Schumer’s, Water’s, Warren’s, and I can go on and on……. Whatever happened to their Brains.??? Probably fried in Politics over their Too Many Years in a Political Service Seat….. Our Country has NEVER BEEN IN SUCH A MESS IN ALL OF IT’S HISTORY…….. OH – Thank You BIDEN and the Damn-rats …Oh, I meant Demo-rats.!!

Ryan S. Witt (@guest_1213688)
6 months ago

Single Mom Makes $89,844/Yr in Her Spare Time on The Computer Without Selling Anything. you can bring from $5000-$8000 of extra income every month. working at home for 4 hours a day, and earning could be even bigger.

The potential with this is endless…>>>>>> http://www.works79.com

Patty (@guest_1213742)
6 months ago

Agree! Proxy voting is not what they are supposed to do. They are supposed to be on the house floor to vote. They already work so few days a year, they are grossly overpaid for what they do not do! Cut their salary down to minimum wage, and paid only for the hours they are on the house floor. They would have to be there in person, or no salary! The gravy train needs to stop!

Thomas F Berger (@guest_1213750)
6 months ago

It is called the house of representatives. Pelosi doesn’t represent me or more people in America. As a former civic leader for over 40 years I can tell you that in person is the only way to learn, and lead the people you represent and certainly acting as Pelosi has is a poor representation of what women can do and NOT do. No matter how she may have disliked President Trump, tearing up his speech was disquieting, immature and shows her mentality in the area of honestly representing her area. She acts as if she is President and if Biden continues she will do her best to be VP and then Prez. If any of them live that long. What have we and are we doing to your nation? Paper ballots should be for the sick and those who prove they cannot physically come to the polls. Voting should be on election day as if used to. If you really want someone elected, you show up and prove it. The pictures of those on line were mostly Trump voters as they wore something to indicate so or they spoke of who they were voting for. If you were on line you knew. We have so much to undo and taking back our country is first. I feel like we are in a revolutionary war with spies all around me. Where is our CIA and FBI and others that are supposed to be the protectors of our nation. Who lab created the virus and spread it around the world creating confusion as we have never known? I suspect Iran using China as the diversion. There must be an antidote for a vaccine is not the answers. Speaking back and forth in public to fellow representatives breaks down walls that are so real today how can anyone get anything accomplished except spend money on free giveaways. Trillions? People are in need around the world and dimwits like these so called millionaires spend millions to stop or fight our President or our Congress. Nations look at us as stupid for real. Shameful….

CatherinePMurillo (@guest_1214306)
6 months ago

Single Mom Makes $89,844/Yr in Her Spare Time on The Computer Without Selling Anything. you can bring from $5000-$8000 of extra income every month. working at home for 4 hours a day, and earning could be even bigger.

The potential with this is endless…>>>>>> http://www.works79.com

BCH (@guest_1214541)
6 months ago

To win in 2022 or ANY election in the future . We need election integrity …in the meanwhile , pray …pray …pray

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