Oct 13, 2011 Issues: Congressional Issues

Washington, DC (October 13, 2011) Today, Congressman Steve Pearce introduced a resolution that will increase accountability and bring Washington home to all constituents by allowing Congress to conduct business in a virtual setting.

“As representatives, it is most important for us to spend our time on Main Street with constituents than it is to spend time at the Capitol." said Pearce. "We are here to serve our constituents.  This resolution is a longstanding priority for me. It will allow Members of Congress to debate, vote, and carry-out their constitutional duties, without having to leave their congressional districts. Keeping legislators closer to the people we represent would mark the start of pulling back Washington's curtain and allow constituents to see and feel, first-hand, their government at work.   This is the type of representation that people deserve.”

The bill takes advantage of technological advances in order to bring Congressmen back to their districts. This resolution is a realization of a promise, in the pursuit of an idea that Congressman Pearce has been working toward since his re-election in the fall of 2010. He will continue this pursuit of a more accountable and accessible Congress.