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House of Representatives Scheduled to Reconvene on May 15

The House of Representatives will officially reconvene on Friday after a prolonged break, Democratic leaders said Wednesday.

In a message sent to members, representatives were told that the House “is expected” to meet at 9 a.m. on May 15.

Lawmakers will consider a resolution that would authorize voting by proxy in addition to the newly introduced $3 trillion bill crafted by some House Democrats.

The first votes could start as early as 10 a.m.

In a letter distributed by the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Tuesday, several House committee leaders told fellow Democrats that “the staggering scale of this crisis demands extraordinary urgency, and therefore, the House will be proceeding with our vote on the [bill] on Friday.”

Some members, though, have asked voting to be delayed.

Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in a letter that “we must have more time” to figure out whats included and not included in the 1,800-page legislation.

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