Citing coronavirus, Pelosi extends vote-by-proxy for House into August

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she is extending the vote-by-proxy period to Aug. 18, saying the coronavirus crisis is still too hot to force lawmakers to come back to the Capitol to participate in legislating.


The move also gives a boost to Republicans who are suing to stop her designated-voter scheme, because it means there will still be a live controversy at the end of July, when a federal...