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Monday, March 25, 2013

Why doesn't Congress stay in their home districts and telecommute?

You know how Yahoo's CEO caused a kerfuffle by saying that people couldn't work at home any more (she says an analysis of data showed that such people were less productive)? Well, here's an idea:

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) wants to create a "virtual Congress," where lawmakers would leverage videoconferencing and other remote work technology to conduct their daily duties in Washington from their home districts.

Pearce says the resolution would eradicate the need for members to jet back and forth from their districts to Washington each weekend. This would allow lawmakers to spend more time with their constituents rather than the armies of lobbyists from K St., he argues.

The story is in The Hill, a publication devoted to covering the inside-the-Beltway-est of news. Read it here.