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house Bill H. Res. 965

Temporarily Changing House Rules to Allow Remote Proxy Voting & Hold Remote Committee Hearings

Argument in favor

The House needs temporary flexibility from its current rules to allow members to vote & committees to conduct their business safely during the coronavirus pandemic. This resolution allows lawmakers to vote remotely by proxy, committees to hold remote hearings, and clears the way for a potential secure technological means for members to vote remotely.

burrkitty's Opinion
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05/15/2020
This should have already happened. Like a decade ago. There is no need to physically be in DC. It is only custom and habit. DC is a terrible echo chamber that isolates our federal officials from their primary responsibilities. Representing their states constituents. Get your butts back home.
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Leslie's Opinion
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05/15/2020
If gatherings larger than 10 people are currently not allowed in DC, and the nation’s business needs to be managed during this crisis there is no other option but remote, especially since many lawmakers are older and more than likely have underlying health conditions. It also has the benefit of keeping lawmakers in touch with constituents during rapidly changing state & local covid-19 conditions and regulations.
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Austin's Opinion
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05/15/2020
Best way to ensure safe yet continuous goverment
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Argument opposed

The House of Representatives has already changed its procedures in terms of voting and committee hearings to allow members to socially distance during the pandemic while still accomplishing their work. There’s no reason to allow proxy voting. Members of Congress shouldn’t consider themselves above showing up in person to do “essential” work.

ManfromNebraska's Opinion
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05/15/2020
Congress should vote in person and social distance just like the rest of us. Lead by example and let’s get back to work! Congress should investigate the falsification of documents fomented to get more money from the government. Doctors and medical staff are being told to call any death a covid death. Those who falsify documents should be prosecuted. If hospitals are forcing their staff to lie they should be severely punished. If this is coming from government officials they should be prosecuted.
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RAN's Opinion
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05/15/2020
Get your asses to work cowards! No remote voting no remote hearings!
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DreamFlh's Opinion
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05/16/2020
“Essential Americans are working are you telling us you are not essential?Get to work for America!!!Open up America!!!
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    This should have already happened. Like a decade ago. There is no need to physically be in DC. It is only custom and habit. DC is a terrible echo chamber that isolates our federal officials from their primary responsibilities. Representing their states constituents. Get your butts back home.
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    Congress should vote in person and social distance just like the rest of us. Lead by example and let’s get back to work! Congress should investigate the falsification of documents fomented to get more money from the government. Doctors and medical staff are being told to call any death a covid death. Those who falsify documents should be prosecuted. If hospitals are forcing their staff to lie they should be severely punished. If this is coming from government officials they should be prosecuted.
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    If gatherings larger than 10 people are currently not allowed in DC, and the nation’s business needs to be managed during this crisis there is no other option but remote, especially since many lawmakers are older and more than likely have underlying health conditions. It also has the benefit of keeping lawmakers in touch with constituents during rapidly changing state & local covid-19 conditions and regulations.
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    Just do it.
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    Best way to ensure safe yet continuous goverment
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    Get your asses to work cowards! No remote voting no remote hearings!
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    Allow remote voting! Democracy matters!
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    Be safe and lead by example.
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    I said something similar before but this is the 21st century and we have the resources to do this safely and effectively. I heard some republican representatives arguing that the American people deserve more than proxies when it comes to matters of legislation, which made me laugh because representatives are literally proxies for the American people. This doesn’t change the fact that we are sending people to represent us for these discussions, it just allows those discussions to take place on a different platform that makes more sense during a global pandemic.
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    This is a great way to continue to work for the country and not put any of the members at risk. Course all the work the House has done is not being looked at or voted on at all in the senate because Moscow Mitch is still stuffing the courts with unqualified ignorant judges rather than doing his real job.
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    The House and the Senate should change permanently to the realities of the twenty-first century. I remember when John McCain traveled all the way from Arizona to Washington to cast his thumbs-down deciding vote. He should've been allowed to do that remotely.
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    Yes, this ruling to work remotely should have been one of the very first things Congress did to address the pandemic! It’s May 15! Chop chop!
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    Yes, this needs to happen. Should have happened years ago. We are no longer in the 18th century although some legislators wish we were.
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    “Essential Americans are working are you telling us you are not essential?Get to work for America!!!Open up America!!!
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    Our elected officials need to be at there jobs in Washington just like all essential workers. While we are at it, why not make "them" have the same Social Security pension and Medicare just like the rest of us. Working from home should not be an option for elected officials to be further alienated from their constituents. I have been to D.C. 10 times for 10-day visits. I love to attend political meetings. I don't know if the public can do that anymore. I would gladly attend this year's legislative sessions and watch the SCOTUS.
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    I don’t know how anybody else feels but if I was any more sick of Lindsey Graham and I am I’ll be on my hands and knees vomiting. I don’t know what happened to that guy but he’s become a real psychopath.
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    Yes. This is the responsible thing to do.
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    Get back to work we hired you to do a job now do it.
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    Unfortunately, John (to answer your question.....What happened to Lindsey Graham?)....I think he was always this way and we just didn't see it.....He's a "bitch" who aligns himself with the person he perceives to be the strongest.....It used to be a GOOD man, Sen. John McCain. Now, since Graham has NO moral compass it's Trump. I really think it is that simple.
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    The House of Representatives has already changed its procedures in terms of voting and committee hearings to allow members to socially distance during the pandemic while still accomplishing their work. There’s no reason to allow proxy voting. Members of Congress shouldn’t consider themselves above showing up in person to do “essential” work. Speaker Pelosi is counting on getting her agenda pushed through the House, without having her Representative caucus being at their elected appointed place of duty, the U.S House chamber. A Sad State Of Affairs, Speaker Pelosi. The House of Representatives has already changed its procedures in terms of voting and committee hearings to allow members to socially distance during the pandemic while still accomplishing their work. There’s no reason to allow proxy voting. Members of Congress shouldn’t consider themselves above showing up in person to do “essential” work. SneakyPete. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 5.15.20. Top 5 Qualities of Good Political Leaders [EXCERT] Deciding which candidate to vote into office is simply a matter of party affiliation for many people. Others, however, cast their votes based on specific characteristics they look for in their candidate of choice. So what are the qualities or characteristics good political leaders should possess? Here are the top 5 characteristics of some of the world’s most successful political leaders. Deciding which candidate to vote into office is simply a matter of party affiliation for many people.  Others, however, cast their votes based on specific characteristics they look for in their candidate of choice.  So what are the qualities or characteristics good political leaders should possess?  Here are the top 5 characteristics of some of the world’s most successful political leaders. 1). Honesty Being honest can sometimes be difficult because it makes individuals vulnerable.  It reveals who we really are and discloses our mistakes, which gives others the opportunity to criticize or reject openly.  Honesty develops character and builds credibility and trust, which are the foundation to evoke confidence and respect from those around you, and in the case of political leaders, teammates and constituents. 2). Compassion Compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something to alleviate that suffering. While many see compassion as a weakness, true compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom.  Good political leaders use compassion to see the needs of those he or she leads and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those involved. 3).Integrity The word integrity is defined as ‘the adherence to moral and ethical principles; the soundness of moral character.’  It is a synonym for honesty and uprightness, and is a vital characteristic for those in political leadership. Political leaders who possess integrity can be trusted because he or she never veers from inner values, even when it might benefit them to do so. A leader must have the trust of followers. This requires the highest standard of integrity. 4). Confidence Having confidence in a political leader is about having faith or belief that he or she will act in a right, proper, or effective way.  A good political leader needs to be both confident in himself or herself as well in their ability to lead.  Leaders who possess this quality inspire others, drawing on a level of trust which sparks the motivation to get others on board and get the job done. 5). Flexibility Flexibility for a political leader is about understanding the give-and-take aspects of politics, and the ability to find the common ground.  Good politicians listen carefully to all sides, to not only hear their arguments but to especially learn what it will take on behalf of all parties involved to reach a consensus. This characteristic allows political leaders to recognize setbacks and criticism, to learn from them and move forward.   Great Political Leaders Great political leaders have all of these qualities - and more.  Each aspires to respect different views, analyze problems, and identify the best solutions - not based on loyalty to political party, but rather based on what is good and right and in the best interest of the nation as a whole. [EXCERT]. Q. 7.26.20. SP SEE: https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/top-5-qualities-of-good-political-leaders.aspx#:~:text=%20Top%205%20Qualities%20of%20Good%20Political%20Leaders,and%20is%20a%20vital%20characteristic%20for...%20More%20
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