SCOTUS Rejects McCarthy’s Challenge To Proxy Voting

Axios reports:

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s lawsuit challenging voting by proxy in the House.

Why it matters: The decision leaves in place a way to vote on legislation that many lawmakers see as critical to minimizing the spread of coronavirus in Congress – and one that even critics have taken advantage of.

The House, where the rules are decided by the controlling party — in this case Democrats, recently took new steps to combat the virus amid the Omicron surge, including placing restrictions on congregating in the chamber.

Read the full article. Last year multiple GOP House members used proxy voting so that they could attend CPAC.