Committees should develop bipartisan plans on how technology and innovative platforms can be best incorporated into daily work.
While some committees have introduced technology into processes to make work more efficient, most committees have not. For example, committees could save time by voting electronically, especially during long markups with a lot of amendments. Using tablets for document sharing in committee also saves time, as well as paper. Upgrades should also allow Members to plug in their own devices at the dais.
Once initial infrastructure and security needs are understood, the House as a whole should consider allowing Members to use personal tablets for their committee work.