Nancy Pelosi

08/06/2020 | Press release | Archived content

Pelosi Statement on Court Dismissing House GOP Lawsuit Against Remote Voting By Proxy

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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after House Republicans' lawsuit to block remote voting by proxy during a dangerous pandemic was dismissed in District Court:

'Remote voting by proxy is fully consistent with the Constitution and more than a century of legal precedent, including Supreme Court cases, that make clear that the House can determine its own rules. The nation is in the middle of a dangerous pandemic and the House of Representatives must continue to work.

'The dismissal of the House GOP lawsuit is welcome news and hopefully the end of this sad Republican effort to obstruct the House from meeting the needs of the American people during the coronavirus crisis.'

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