U.S. House approves 'proxy' voting during coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday allowing members to temporarily cast their votes by proxy, a historic shift as the U.S. Congress searches for ways to continue to function despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The vote in the Democratic-led chamber was 217-189.


(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)