I want to restore the connection congressmen have with the people they're supposed to represent. Therefore, I propose a half-time congressional calendar. Three months in DC writing laws--three months working in your district. Three months in the capitol--three months in your district listening to your fellow citizens. That's six months less listening to lobbyists in DC, and six months more meeting with the people you represent. Six months less surrounded by the special interests and six months more embedded in your community.
You should be able to see your congressman in person. Imagine what this country would be like if your congressman spent less time getting wined and dined on K Street, and more time seeing you in places like the grocery store, church or when picking up our kids from school.
Let's elect someone who is running for our community not for their own ambitious pride. Let's elect someone with a history of selfless service, not a history of jumping from one job to another or with a larger commitment to gaining a title than to correcting the path of our country. Let's restore the connection between our congressman and the community.