Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have rejected an amendment that would have allowed members of the House Oversight Committee to participate remotely if they have a medical need, Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., and member Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., agreed to the settlement, which is fighting Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma.
Raskin proposed the amendment to allow remote participation in cases where “personal participation may be detrimental to the health of the member.” The committee’s top Democrat Covid-19 is mentioned As a hypothetical reason. Komer was quick to deny the existence of a blanket rule, but noted that he has the ability to facilitate adaptations for such situations on an individual basis.
“He and I have had many conversations and I will say this publicly, I will do everything I can to work with you so that we can handle anything regarding committee work while you are in treatment,” Comer explained. to Ruskin.
That being said, Comer urged others to oppose it, saying, “This amendment is unnecessary.”
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Rep. Byron Donald, R-Fla., voiced his opposition to the amendment, saying that when remote work was authorized in the last Congress, there were “many” who “misused” this ability. their colleagues.
“This amendment is not needed,” Donalds said.
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N. The second-ranking Democrat on the committee, he acknowledged Donald’s concerns and praised Comer for his hospitality to Ruskin, but supported the amendment because he believes it shouldn’t be a one-person decision whether a member is required to serve. Physically when they have medical needs.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., also opposed the bill while offering Raskin good wishes. She pointed out how. The White House “They declared an end to the COVID-19 emergency,” he argued, arguing that there was no need to change the laws regarding the pandemic. Another possible medical need, she brought up pregnancy, “doesn’t stop. Many women don’t come to work,” so it shouldn’t be an excuse for committee members.
“We have a job to do for the American people, so I think it’s important that all members come and be present as much as possible,” she said.