Reagan was saying this 30 years ago.
The biggest obstacle was the permanent government employees, who slow-walked anything.
Not the elected ones.
Move the Senate to Nebraska or central Iowa
Leave the White House in DC with DOD, Secret Service and SCOTUS.
CIA only has offices in Langley and one in the Annex for briefing the President
NSA has four offices East, Midwest, West and Southwest or East, with offices in the Annex to brief the President.
DHS moves en-mass or is distributed to Eastern Kentucky and/or the former coal Regions of West Virginia.
Move IRS to Idaho and All other agencies to West Texas.
I love all those areas, but they need an influx of people and jobs.
Another scenario I like is the House and Senate meet in DC from January to February, June through July, October through November. The rest of the time their offices are located in the respective Districts and State Capitals. They cannot have a permanent office or dwelling place in DC or they lose their residency in their respective State. Each State determines their representatives salaries and expenses while the Congress is in DC. The Feds will reimburse the States for 50% of the expenses, the States have to bear the rest of the cost. Salaries are based on the States employee structure OR all Senators, Congressman and Supreme Court Justices are paid on a GS schedule starting at GS-15 and buy into the GS retirement and benefits plans. The House and Senate remain in session and all meetings, votes and hearings are done via technology. If congress critters want to hold face to face meetings, just like in the military their respective State Comptrollers have to approve the funds for travel. Each party is allocated identical travel funds annually by their respective States. If the party or a PAC pays for the travel and per diem, it has to be claimed as income by the Congress critter. Personal funds may be used but are not tax deductible. Only the four Congressional Leaders will be allocated Federal Travel Funds and all travel has to be approved by a Comptroller and a travel request submitted with receipts for reimbursement. NO overseas travel is permitted except to a DOD facility and via DOD aircraft. If any visiting, meeting with Heads of States etc take place off the DOD facility it has to be funded by the respective party or a PAC and declared as earned income. Any donated income retained FOR ANY REASON after an election has to be declared as earned income and taxed. To avoid taxes, all donations not spent after an election can be returned to the respective State Comptroller for use by the State and can be claimed as a tax deduction by the candidate.
Not that I ever think about this but tech makes this all very possible but we need a Constitutional Convention to make changes to the Government. We need term limits so badly, but our politicians will never agree to that.
My memory fails me on the name of the person....I do recall, however, a discussion of moving the EPA folks around the country to have them live where they are making policies about....
It never took place. It really should have been done.