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U.S. House will not consider voting by proxy this week: aide

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building as seen ahead of a vote on the coronavirus (COVID-19) relief bill on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will no longer consider remote voting by proxy this week, a House Democratic leadership aide said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on a call with other leading Democrats Wednesday that she and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy are tasking a bipartisan group of House lawmakers to review remote voting by proxy and reopening the House, the Democratic aide said.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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