Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Indiana Representative Mike Pence today became the first member of Congress to have a blog on his official congressional webpage. Check it out here.
"People can literally go on the Web, and on a daily, if not hourly basis, they can be up to date on what their Congressman is working on, understand the reasons for his votes, and fairly readily research just about any area that we've made statements or cast votes" says Pence.
This is a great idea that every member of Congress should implement. It would be particularly useful if every member posts the votes they took that day on behalf of their constituents and the reasons they voted that way. Right now, only a few members of Congress have their voting records easily accessible on their web sites, with the rest preferring to keep them harder to find.
Let's hope that everybody wants to be like Mike! In fact, you might suggest this to your member of congress. You can find their e-mail at: http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html