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House Approves Fines for Members Not Wearing Masks

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House Approves Fines for Members Not Wearing Masks

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a rules amendment implementing fines against members who don’t wear masks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had implemented rules requiring members to wear a mask on the House floor, but some legislators have been ignoring the rules. According to a resolution passed Tuesday, the sergeant-at-arms “is authorized and directed to impose a fine against a Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner for the failure to wear a mask in contravention of the Speaker’s announced policies of January 4, 2021.” The resolution was embedded as an amendment to H.R. Res. 21, which called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. The House approved that resolution 223-205, even though Pence told Pelosi directly he would not invoke the amendment. The amount of the fines wasn’t outlined. Reports indicated that violators would be penalized $500 for …

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