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Why Can’t Congress Vote From Home

The rationale for allowing Congress to work remotely at least some of the time makes a lot of sense. Some of the reasons floated to us by supporters on both sides of the aisle:

  • It could make it easier for lawmakers financially not to have to spend so much on a second residence in an expensive place such as D.C. On the extreme end of remote-work, they’d be in the capital less.
  • It could help reduce the influence of lobbyists if Congress wasn’t in Washington, D.C., all the time. “We talk about it as a drain-the-swamp issue,” said John Pudner, an executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group advocating for political and democratic reforms. “Our line is: Wouldn’t it be nicer if lobbyists had to fly to you as opposed to your constituents having to fly into D. C.? And aren’t constituents at such a disadvantage for weighing in on any issue?”

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