Capitol Hill Update
House lawmakers have convened for legislative business and have begun consideration of a resolution that would facilitate temporary remote voting and virtual hearings. The rule change would allow Members to submit votes for up to ten absent lawmakers by proxy, and would permit committees to convene hearings, markups, and depositions through a chief administrative officer-approved software platform. These changes would only last 45 days before needing to be renewed, and would not extend beyond the 116th Congress. The resolution is expected to pass along party lines early this afternoon.