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Walberg to Pelosi: The House Should Keep Working

May 15, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted against Speaker Pelosi’s partisan proxy voting proposal and called on the House of Representatives to safely get back to work. H.Res. 965 ignores more than 200 years of precedent to put in place an untested system that undermines the constitutional responsibilities and deliberative process of the institution.
 
"In the midst of extraordinary times, the House should stand and be counted, not stand on the sidelines. Voting by proxy is not going to cut it,” said Walberg. “Changing centuries-old rules without bipartisan consensus is concerning, and so is the top-down push to weaken the voice of the people and their elected representatives. Just like Americans across the country, the House can resume its legislative work in a safe manner with proper precautions. I remain committed to getting the job done on behalf of my constituents."

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