Thanks to modern technology, it’s easy to increase transparency and accountability by bringing Washington home to all constituents. That’s why I introduced my legislation for a “Virtual Congress,” which will allow representatives to conduct business from their home districts in a virtual setting.
Members of Congress can debate, vote, and carry out their constitutional duties without having to leave the accountability and personal contact of their congressional districts. Keeping legislators closer to the people we represent would pull back Washington's curtain and allow constituents to see and feel, firsthand, their government at work. Corporations and government agencies use remote work technology; it’s time that Congress does the same. This is the type of representation that people deserve. Elected officials should be in their districts, where they are easily accessible to constituents. Congress’ top priority should be constituents in our home states and districts, not the lobbyists and bureaucrats in Washington.
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Click here to see author Walter Kim discuss the idea of a virtual congress