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Congress gridlocked over more coronavirus aid. Even though the prospects of remote voting in Congress remain dim, lawmakers from both parties are pushing leadership to reconsider. The Problem Solvers Caucus – a bipartisan group of 50 House members – is requesting that House leadership take another look at the issue. Senators from both parties also back the effort, as the country fights the spread of the novel coronavirus, largely by not gathering in large groups. The caucus, led by Representatives Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat, and Tom Reed, a Republican, wrote a letter to congressional leaders with suggestions including voting by phone or videoconference and installing voting machines in district offices to cast roll-call votes from afar. Full story

10 April