Records show the serial proxy-voting rep also asked to have colleagues vote on his behalf on three other occasions over the last 30 days. A spokesman didn’t clarify Jones’ reasons, but the congressman did vote in person on six House bills Wednesday.
Yes, other reps have proxy-voted, some perhaps without valid health reasons. But Jones seems to be making a habit of it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the perk during the pandemic to let members “unable to physically attend proceedings” cast votes via proxy. But the pandemic’s long over.
It’s time for Pelosi to deep-six the proxy voting rule. And for Jones to figure out if he really wants a job in DC.