A bill by Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., would let lawmakers debate, participate in hearings and vote on bills in a virtual environment using technology such as videoconferencing. Such remote access would allow lawmakers to spend more time connecting with constituents, Swalwell said in a statement. "Our bill will allow Members of Congress to work more efficiently and stay better connected to our constituents. It's time to upgrade Congress to the 21st century," he said.
Bill aims for online votes, debate by Congress
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