Delgado no-show in Congress; cites public health emergency

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Antonio Delgado (file)

WASHINGTON DC – Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) has not been voting in person in the Capitol since at least May 10, a little more than a week after Governor Hochul tapped him to be her lieutenant governor.

In a May 10 letter from Delgado to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, Cheryl Johnson, the congressman invoked a House of Representatives resolution that allows him to designate a proxy to vote in his absence.

“I write to notify you of the designation of a proxy to cast my vote.  I am unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency,” Delgado wrote, adding “I hereby grant the authority to cast my vote by proxy to the Honorable Joe Neguse (CO), who has agreed to serve as my proxy.”

Congressman Joe Neguse represents the Second Congressional District in the State of Colorado.

Delgado’s office did not respond to requests from Mid-Hudson News seeking additional comments regarding the proxy votes.