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Rep. Gwen Moore to Vote by Proxy After Voting in Person Following Positive COVID-19 Test

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Rep. Gwen Moore to Vote by Proxy After Voting in Person Following Positive COVID-19 Test

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Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) will vote by proxy, she said Thursday, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am unable to physically attend proceedings in the House chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency,” Moore said in a letter to House clerk Cheryl Johnson, designating Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) as her proxy. House rules enable representatives to vote without being present in the chamber provided they notify the clerk and designate a representative who will be present to announce how they want to vote. Moore traveled to Washington Jan. 3 to vote for the House speaker position, just six days after testing positive for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people quarantine at minimum for seven days after testing positive. Unless people get a negative test, they should quarantine for at least 10 days, the health agency recommends. Moore said in a tweet that she was medically …

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