Congressman Steve Pearce Calls for "Virtual Congress"
March 25, 2013 9:34 AM
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A virtual Congress would make elected leaders more accessible to the constituents according to supporter
New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce (R) introduced a resolution last week that would allow the creation of a "Virtual Congress." According to the proposition put forward by Pearce, lawmakers would be able to use video conferencing and other remote working technology to conduct their daily duties in Washington without leaving their home district.
Pearce proposes allowing lawmakers in Washington to use remote technology to allow lawmakers to hold hearings and vote on legislation remotely. Pearce believes that the use of modern technology will allow lawmakers to spend more time in their home districts with the people that elected them and less time (and money) flying to Washington.
“Thanks to modern technology, 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, first-hand, their government at work," Pearce told
in a statement.
Interestingly, Pearce's legislation comes after several high-profile technology companies have announced that they will no longer allow telecommuting.
in February that it would require all telecommuters to come into an office starting in June of 2013. Best Buy
earlier this month that it would no longer be allowing corporate employees to telecommute.
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RE: I have a better plan...
3/26/2013 10:41:44 AM
Actually i thought it'd be a bad one.
I'd rather have all these people in the same location then in undisclosed locations all throughout the country if you catch my drift.
Here's an idea: if they can use internet to work with washington why can't they use internet to socialize with their districts? With the money they make they can easily just give some webdeveloper $1000 to set up a website with a forum, then visit that half an hour a day from their DC homes. No need to even reply, just read about the issues plagueing the people.
Why won't they do that? Because they choose to socialize with the lobbyists, who give them money for their time. I find it hard to belive no constituent ever traveled to DC to try and speak with their congressman, how many actually get through i wonder.
When they're all in congress atleast you can protest outside of congress and you know they're in there. You could always march in there and put them into real danger. Now imagine that same crowd outside of a empty buiding probably not even filled with the servers running the conference programs.
Then it's just all of the protesters and none of the politicians in the same location. Call me a cynic but somehow i feel that will not end well....
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