May 15, 2020 - Health
House adopts new rules to allow remote voting
House members voted 217-189 on Friday to temporarily allow remote voting, which follows recommended social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Why it matters: This marks the first time in history that House members will be able to direct another member to vote on their behalf and attend committees virtually amid the pandemic.
Go deeper: House Rules chair puts forward plan for proxy voting amid coronavirus