Bronson Stocking

House Democrats passed a historic rules change on Friday that will allow members of the House to vote by proxy and conduct committee hearings and meetings remotely for 45 days. Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) has the ability to extend the remote proceedings an additional 45 days should the Wuhan coronavirus emergency continue past that point. Three Democrats — Reps. Rick Larsen (WA), Elaine Luria (VA) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ) — joined with Republicans in voting against the rules change. The move comes as states and local jurisdictions are beginning to reopen.

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