I am sorry to say that the member of Congress are nothing more than glorified hood ornaments.
While they are elected by the people, they take their marching orders from the Wall Street bankers and corporations.
Every time they vote on legislation that benefits the financial elite at the expense to the people at large they violate their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.
The man and women are elected to Congress thanks to the millions of dollars donated by the Wall Street corporations. The corporations donate millions of dollars to get their candidates elected and then collectively give them billions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies,