The House of Representatives is supposed to be for the people by design. It has shorter elections and smaller constituencies because its members are meant to be closer to the interests of the American people. For Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, the people have been shut out both literally and symbolically. The things Congress does matter, but so does how it does them. When it comes to making laws for a republic of hundreds of millions of people, how representatives do things matters a great deal, and it’s time for Congress to get serious and do them the right way.