Steil says House under GOP control will end proxy voting, focus on reduced spending

U.S. Capitol Building Dome, Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. Obtained from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress.
U.S. Capitol Building Dome, Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. Obtained from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress.

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil says likely future House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will definitely end proxy voting “on day one.”

The Janesville Republican at a Dec. 6 WisPolitics.com DC luncheon said McCarthy, R-Calif., will also likely get rid of virtual participation almost altogether. Steil, who is part of McCarthy’s transition team, added the only possible exception he could see would be to allow under certain circumstances outside experts, in the tech industry in particular, to provide virtual testimony. 

“Where somebody could simply jump on a Zoom, and answer questions about Vis...

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