These lawmakers sent proxies for $1.7T spending bill vote

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They shaped America’s long-term spending future from the comfort of the La-Z-Boy recliner.

More than half of House members complained of illness on Friday when the House passed a $1.7 trillion appropriation bill. Instead, he chose to tap into his widely exploited COVID-era proxy voting system.

A bipartisan group of 226 members of Congress submitted a proxy to the House Clerk before Friday’s vote, informing them to nominate a colleague to vote on their behalf.

A pandemic-era policy that allows lawmakers to choose who to vote for on their behalf was enacted in 2020 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California Democrat). of a pandemic.

For the past two years, the proxy voting policy, known as House Resolution 8, was extended by Pelosi every 45 days, allowing lawmakers to be physically absent for monumental votes.

“Pursuant to House Resolution No. 8, I am writing to inform you of my designation of proxy for my ballot. Due to the ongoing public health emergency, I will not be physically present at the proceedings of the House I can’t.

According to Business Insider, Green is vacationing in Costa Rica.

Pelosi explained to a CNN reporter on Friday that the mass absence “has more to do with the weather than anything else.”

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is reportedly on vacation in Costa Rica.
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An analysis by CQ Roll Call in October found that more than half of the votes of 12 House Democrats were cast by proxy. Voting methods are, of course, common on days when legislators appear in or leave town.

In the summer of 2021, Rep. Mondale Jones (DN.Y.) used Pelosi’s proxy voting policy to skip over a dozen House votes, citing a “public health emergency.”

While Jones’ power of attorney was on file, he was actually attending actress Issa Rae’s lavish wedding in France.

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Congressman Richie Torres also called Friday sick.
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Jones attended on Friday and voted “yes” for the Omnibus bill, which may have been one of the last votes he cast. In August, Jones lost his candidacy for a second term and lost the primary.

The five Republicans who voted for the big appropriations bill on Friday had valid powers of attorney. Rep. John Catko (RN.Y.), Jamie Herrera Butler (R-Washington), Chris Jacobs (RN.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois), Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) – 5 Not all will serve in the next Congress.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said on Friday that the proxy voting policy will be scrapped “on and off” in next year’s Republican-controlled House.

“Democrats care so much about the people that they’re not here to stay at home with the people and read bills and vote,” McCarthy said. I can’t believe I haven’t put a medal here for people who don’t come because they care so much.”

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Rep. Ellis Stefanik was one of 226 lawmakers who did not attend the appropriations ballot in person.
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Rep. Chip Roy (Texas Republican) said before Friday’s House vote, “The American people are actually here for Christmas instead of trying to catch a plane when half this body votes by proxy.” deserve to be in,” he said. .

“Half of this body can’t even come here and they’re lying. They’re lying on the form saying they’re voting by proxy for COVID,” he added.

Below is a complete list of delegates who voted by proxy on the comprehensive appropriations bill.

Alma Adams (D-NC)
Pete Aguilar (D-California)
Mark Amodei (R-NV)
Jake Auchinkloss (D-MA)
Cynthia Acne (D-Iowa)
Brian Babin (Republican-Texas)
Don Bacon (R-NE)
James Baird (R-IN)
Andy Burr (R-KY)
Nanette Barragan (D-California)
Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Cliff Benz (R-OR)
Ami Bella (D-California)
Dan Bishop (Republican-NC)
Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-GA)
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Lauren Bobert (R-CO)
Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
MO Brooks (R-AL)
Shontelle M. Brown (Democrat-Ohio)
Anthony Brown (D-Maryland)
Julia Brownlee (D-California)
Vern Buchanan (D-Florida)
Ted Budd (R-NC)
Michael Burgess (Republican-Texas)
Cori Bush (D-MO)
Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
Tony Cardenas (D-California)
John Carter (Republican-Texas)
Buddy Carter (R-GA)
Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Cathy Castor (D-Florida)
Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)
Judy Chu (D-California)
Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
James E. Cliburn (D-South Carolina)
Steve Cohen (D-Tennessee)
Connie Conway (Republican-California)
Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee)
Jim Costa (D-California)
Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Rick Crawford (R-AR)
Jason Crow (D-CO)
Henry Kuehler (D-Texas)
John R. Curtis (R-UT)
Danny K. Davis (Democrat-Illinois)
Madeleine Dean (D-PA)
Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Diana De Guette (D-CO)
Susan Delven (D-WA)
Val Demings (D-Florida)
Mark Desaulnier (D-California)
Scott Dejalet (Republican-Tennessee)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas)
Michael Doyle (D-PA)
Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
Veronica Escobar (D-TX)
Drew Ferguson (R-GA)
Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas)
Myra Flores (Republican-Texas)
Bill Foster (D-IL)
Lois Frankel (D-Florida)
Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)
John Garamendi (D-California)
Andrew R. Galvarino (R-NY)
Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Carlos A. Jimenez (Republican-Florida)
Jimmy Gomez (D-California)
Tony Gonzalez (Republican-Texas)
Vicente Gonzalez (Democrat-Texas)
Bob Goode (R-VA)
Lance Gooden (R-TX)
Paul Gosser (R-AZ)
Josh Gottseimer (D-NJ)
Sam Graves (R-MO)
Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA)
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Glenn Grossman (Republican-Wisconsin)
Andy Harris (R-MD)
Vicky Hertzler (R-MO)
Jahana Hayes (D-CT)
Kevin Hahn (R-OK)
Yvette Herrell (R-NM)
Jaime Herrera Beitler (R-WA)
Jody Heiss (R-GA)
Brian Higgins (D-New York)
Chrissy Holahan (D-PA)
Richard Hudson (Republican-North Carolina)
Jared Huffman (D-California)
Darrell Issa (Republican-California)
Chris Jacobs (R-NY)
Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas)
Mike Johnson (R-LA)
David Joyce (R-OH)
Kaialii Kahele (Democrat-Hawaii)
John Cattko (R-NY)
William Keating (D-MA)
Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Robin Kelly (D-Illinois)
Law Khanna (D-California)
Daniel Kildee (D-MI)
Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Ron Kind (D-WI)
Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
Raja Krishnamoorty (Democrat-Illinois)
Anne Custer (D-NH)
Darrin Lahood (Republican-Illinois)
Doug Lamalfa (Republican-California)
Doug Lambourne (R-CO)
Jim Langevin (D-RI)
John B. Larson (D-CT)
Jake Ratner (R-KS)
Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)
AL Lawson (D-FL)
Lee (NV03)
Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM)
Julia Letlow (R-LA)
Zoe Lofgren (D-California)
Billy Long (R-MO)
Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)
Alan Lowenthal (D-California)
Brain Ruthkemeyer (R-MO)
Elaine Luria (D-VA)
Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA)
Nancy Mace (R-SC)
Nicole Mariotakis (R-NY)
Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)
Kathy E. Manning (Democrat-North Carolina)
Lucy McBath (D-GA)
Michael T. McCall (Republican-Texas)
Lisa McClane (R-MI)
Patrick McCenley (Republican-North Carolina)
Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Peter Major (R-MI)
Grace Men (D-New York)
Daniel Musser (R-PA)
Carol Miller (R-WV)
Mary Miller (R-IL)
Marianette Miller Meeks (Republican-Iowa)
John Mullener (R-MI)
Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Blake Moore (R-UT)
Joseph Morrell (D-NY)
Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Frank J. Murban (D-IN)
Stephanie Murphy (D-Florida)
Grace Napolitano (D-California)
Richard Neal (D-MA)
Joe Negse (D-CO)
Marie Newman (D-Illinois)
Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)
Jay Overnolte (Republican-California)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York)
Ilhan Omar (Democrat-Minnesota)
Burgess Owens (R-UT)
Stephen Palazzo (R-MS)
Bill Paskrel (D-NJ)
Donald Payne (D-NJ)
Scott Peters (D-California)
Sherry Pingree (D-ME)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Katie Porter (D-California)
Bill Posey (D-Florida)
Ayana Presley (D-MA)
Mike Quigley (D-Illinois)
Tom Rice (R-SC)
Kathleen Rice (Democrat, New York)
Cathy McMorris Rogers (Republican-Washington)
Harold Rogers (R-KY)
Mike Rogers (R-AL)
Lucille Royval Allard (D-California)
Raul Ruiz (D-California)
Bobby L. Rush (D-Illinois)
Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Maria Elvira Salazar (Republican-Florida)
Michael FQ San Nicolas (D-GU)
Linda Sanchez (D-California)
Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA)
Jan Schakovsky (D-Illinois)
Bradley Schneider (D-Illinois)
Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
David Scott (D-Georgia)
Terry Sewell (D-Al)
Mikey Sherrill (D-NJ)
Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Albio Siers (D-NJ)
Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan)
Adam Smith (D-WA)
Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
Victoria Spartz (R-IN)
Jackie Speier (D-California)
Melanie Ann Stansbury (D-NM)
Pete Stauber (Republican-Minnesota)
Michelle Steele (R-CA)
Elise Stephanic (R-NY)
W. Gregory Steube (Republican-Florida)
Haley Stevens (D-Michigan)
Chris Stewart (R-UT)
Thomas Suoji (D-New York)
Eric Swalwell (D-California)
Benny G. Thompson (D-MS)
Mike Thompson (D-California)
Tom Tiffany (Republican-Wisconsin)
Dina Titus (D-Nevada)
Rashida Tribe (D-MI)
Richie Torres (D-NY)
Lori Trahan (D-MA)
David Torrone (D-MD)
Michael Turner (R-OH)
Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ)
Beth Van Duin (Republican-Texas)
Juan Vargas (D-California)
Mark Vesey (D-Texas)
Nidia Velázquez (D-NY)
Ann Wagner (R-MO)
Mike Waltz (Republican-Florida)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
Peter Welch (D-VT)
Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)
Roger Williams (Republican-Texas)
Nikema Williams (D-GA)
Frederica Wilson (D-Florida)
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