VDP STATEMENT ON TODAY'S HOUSE PROCEDURE
March 25, 2020
MONTPELIER, VT -- In response to Democratic State Representative Cynthia Browning's actions today on the floor of the Vermont House of Representatives, Vermont Democratic Party Chair Terje Anderson has released the following statement:
"Today the Vermont House of Representatives is meeting under exceptional circumstances to pass essential non-partisan legislation responding to COVID-19. The decision by a single legislator to issue a quorum call means not only that passage of emergency legislation may be delayed, but that public health is further endangered. Requiring a majority of 76 legislators to be physically present in the State House is an irresponsible step that unnecessarily risks the health of our House members, State House staff, and others during a time everyone who can should be following the “stay at home” order. The Vermont Democratic Party unequivocally condemns this misguided and dangerous action during this emergency."