How many of you know where your lawmaker sleeps at night? Is that something that should even concern you? Why does a Congressman think that he or she would project a frugal image by doing that? It smacks of cheapness or something else. Who makes up the rules that allow something like that to take place?
As Written and Reported by Chad Pergram for Fox News:
They may be members of Congress, but they didn’t sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. They probably slept in their offices on Capitol Hill.
When Congress meets, dozens of lawmakers catch their z’s in the Spartan accommodations of the Rayburn Ramada, the Longworth Motel 6 or the Cannon Airbnb.
It’s a nightly ritual in the halls of Congress. Lawmakers retreat to their offices in the Rayburn, Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings, inflate an air mattress or wheel out a rollaway cot, then turn in for the night.
Many shave and brush their teeth in the personal sinks attached to each office suite. But members have to lope down to the House gym in the basement of the Rayburn Building to shower.
Freshmen lawmakers often make a big production to local media, touting their intentions to sleep in their offices. They make a point of telling constituents they’ll eschew renting or buying in D.C., lest they’re perceived as “going Washington” and having forgotten about the little guys back home.
So they stage elaborate photo ops with their sleeping bags and Murphy Beds to demonstrate how they intend to rough it in the big city.
They came to Washington — but they don’t really want to be here.
It’s a good way to demonstrate fiscal prudence to the voters and make a mark when you’re ……..
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