“Two Congressmen want the nation’s top legislative body to explore how it might better use the Internet to conduct its business,” Cyrus Farivar reports for Ars Technica. “More specifically, two representatives from California [Cosponsor: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15)] and New Mexico [Sponsor: Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-NM-2)] introduced House Resolution 83 earlier this week that could eventually allow for considerable savings in time and money.”
If passed, the bill would simply resolve that the House of Representatives:
(1) encourages the use of a virtual setting to implement hearings, conduct debate, meet, and vote;
(2) directs the Committee on House Administration to identify the best practices for conducting the business of the House of Representatives in a virtual setting; and
(3) directs the Committee on House Administration to establish procedures and rules for the consideration of legislation by Members of Congress in a virtual setting.
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