Reps. Steve PearceStevan (Steve) Edward PearceElection Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral Six takeaways from 2018's Super Tuesday Lawmakers request meeting with Amtrak CEO over funding for route MORE (R-N.M.) and Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellDems best GOP as Scalise returns for annual charity baseball game Republicans celebrate Krauthammer Hillicon Valley: Deal reached on ZTE, but lawmakers look to block it | New encryption bill | Dems push Ryan for net neutrality vote | Google vows it won't use AI for weapons MORE (D-Calif.) have introduced a bill urging development of ways for members of Congress to avoid traveling to Washington away from their districts.

The resolution offered by Pearce and Swalwell, who both hail from districts on the opposite side of the country as Washington, envisions a Congress allowing members to vote and participate in committee hearings via the Internet.

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That way, they argue, lawmakers wouldn't have to travel all the way to the Capitol to conduct official duties and jet back to their districts every week.

Specifically, their resolution directs the House Administration Committee to identify "best practices" for conducting congressional business virtually.

The bipartisan duo argue that a virtual Congress would prevent members and staff from becoming out of touch with their districts.

"[M]any congressional staffers do not spend time in the district for which  they were hired to work, and are less in touch with the needs of constituents," the resolution states.

The measure further cites security concerns of having all 535 members of Congress in one place.

It notes "concerns were raised after 9/11 about the possibility of future terrorist attacks on the Nation's Capitol and the safety of the Members of Congress" as well as "the security challenges of convening government officials in one specific place."