Susan Ferrechio at The Washington Examiner:
New House rules permitting lawmakers to vote both by proxy and remotely, without ever coming to the Capitol, were intended to allow Congress to function more safely during the coronavirus outbreak. But some lawmakers have used the rules to record their votes while on vacation, campaigning, or attending other events. One lawmaker this summer voted on a $10 billion water resources bill from his boat, blue skies and shimmering water in the background. Other lawmakers allowed members to cast their votes by proxy while tending to family obligations or other events that clashed with the House legislative schedule.