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Not so long ago, members of Congress were real people, with real jobs, in real communities throughout the country. They played an integral part in the civic, economic and social affairs of their constituencies. They went to Washington temporarily, and then they came back home.
For all practical purposes, today’s members of Congress consider Washington their home. When they do decide to go back to their communities—back to their constituents—they act like tourists in their own district. We must restore Congress back to a citizen legislature, and not just a bunch of bureaucrats.