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Congress' proxy voting should be abolished

Last week, 158 members of the House of Representatives, many of them already on vacation, gave their vote on the reconciliation legislation, known as the Inflation Reduction Act, to someone else. This proxy voting, initially established during the COVID-19 pandemic, is a perfect symbol of all that is wrong with Congress. People didn’t even bother to show up to debate and vote on legislation that many of them later described in statements as “historic.”

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