Dems Working On New Voting Scheme

Via The Washington Examiner:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday Democrats are drafting a plan that would allow lawmakers to conduct business, including voting, without coming to the Capitol in the event of an emergency. But it would not be allowed during the immediate coronavirus crisis that has shuttered Congress. 

“It’s being worked on very hard,” Hoyer told reporters in a telephone press conference.

The House adjourned in mid-March due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus and is not scheduled to return until May 4 at the earliest.

That means any legislation must pass by voice approval or unanimous consent, which do not require an official quorum of lawmakers to appear in the chamber.