GOP rep ‘forgot’ to cast proxy vote that would have killed $1.9B spending bill

GOP rep ‘forgot’ to cast proxy vote that would have killed $1.9B spending bill

[Ed. – That’s his excuse? He ‘forgot’? Here’s hoping Texans don’t ‘forget’ to vote him out of office.]

California Republican Rep. Ken Calvert “forgot” to cast a proxy vote on behalf of Texas Republican Rep. John Carter that would have sunk the $1.9 billion post-Jan. 6 supplemental security spending bill, Just the News has learned.

Carter’s letter granting authority to cast his vote by proxy to Calvert was submitted to the House clerk and accepted. Carter successfully voted by proxy Thursday on “the motion to recommit” that preceded the final vote on the supplemental security bill. Carter’s spokesperson told Just the News that he would have voted against the bill if his proxy vote was counted for the final vote.

“The congressman included a statement in the record that he would’ve voted no,” said Carter’s spokesperson.

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Calvert’s spokesperson told Just the News why Carter’s proxy wasn’t counted during the vote on final passage the $1.9 billion bill.

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