Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) announced Saturday evening that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Ruppersberger had selected Trone to vote as his proxy. It was unclear Sunday who will vote for both lawmakers. In response to the pandemic, the House of Representatives changed its rules in 2020 to allow voting by proxy.
Trone represents Maryland’s 6th District, which includes much of Montgomery County and western parts of the state. Ruppersberger represents the 2nd District, which includes parts of Baltimore City as well as Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard counties.