Members of Congress are taking FULL TIME money from the tax paying public, so they should be required to be in Washington doing their job FULL TIME. With the availability of the internet, e-mail, skyping etc. they can spend virtual time in the homeState with constitutents on the weekends, or their constituents can come to DC for visits. BUT, just as we Feds have to work full time for our paycheck, and have to work virtually through these electronic means to conduct our actual work these days due to cuts in budgets and cancellations of travel, so should Capitol Hill. Why is Congress NOT in DC MOST of the year? For the salary they pull down, THAT needs to change. Eliminate the WASTED travel and added expenses they probably get reimbursed for going back and forth now!