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Why Not Take Congressional Proxy Voting All the Way?


December 30, 2020

The Hill reports that US House Republicans, who made a show earlier this year of opposing remote and proxy voting in Congress, are warming to the latter practice.

US Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI) gave his proxy to US Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) in early December, declaring by tweet that "I will not risk my family’s health in order to vote on key items."

Fast food cooks and grocery store cashiers don't get to assign their work to proxies. They show up each day or lose their jobs, risking their health with every shift. Apparently Mitchell doesn't consider his job as impor...

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