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Rep. Williams Slams Democrats’ Vote by Proxy Resolution as Unconstitutional

May 15, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today released the following statement after voting against Democrats’ resolution to implement “voting by proxy” (H.Res. 965) in the House of Representatives:

“Our United States Constitution does not just disappear when we are in the midst of a pandemic. We have asked members of our communities to show up to work every day despite risking their health and safety, yet Speaker Pelosi and Democrats are attempting to rewrite over 200 years of precedent in order to allow Members of Congress to stay home when convenient. This dangerous resolution takes away the voices of those who elected us and leaves Texans without complete representation in our democracy.”

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Congressman Roger Williams represents the 25th Congressional District of Texas and serves as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.