Republicans Should Pledge To Move Congress Out Of Washington DC

Republicans Should Pledge To Move Congress Out Of Washington DC


House Republicans have started rolling out portions of the policy agenda they would pursue should they win the majority in November’s midterm elections. But that agenda shouldn’t just focus on what legislation they will pass, but where they will pass it.

If they regain control of Congress, Republicans should take our democratic process back to where it belongs: With the people themselves. Such a move would not only educate the public about our system of government, it might also educate lawmakers who appear to spend most of their time in an elitist bubble.

Meeting Outside the Capital

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While the Constitution prescribes a federal seat of government, it does not require Congress to meet there. Indeed, in its modern history, Congress has met outside Washington on

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