HOH loves a good roundup of which Members of Congress are sleeping in their offices, and the AP has the latest estimate: Around 40 Members are bunking out in their official digs rather than renting apartments. And according to the story, no Senators are believed to follow suit.
The AP also has a few fun details from life as a member of the In-Office Caucus. The AP reporter dropped in on Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), who spent a recent evening in a T-shirt and blue jeans. He dined at his desk on grilled chicken and Trader Joes Pav Bhaji warmed in the office microwave. He drank milk from a plastic gallon jug, watched TV as the Pirates edged past the Cubs and glanced at a Web site, Catholic Advocate.
The AP also says Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) hangs a sign on his door to alert cleaning crews: Member sleeping, it announces. Miembro durmiente.
Dem Dance Night
Tonight, the Democratic Club is losing its coat-and-tie image and morphing into a club with a slightly different connotation (think more In da Club than country club).
The venue is hosting a party called L.O.T.U.S. 2.0, with guest DJs Catlin ONeill, a staffer to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Jessica Barba, staffer to Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.). Its a bit of a case of the mice playing while the cats are away a Democratic staffer notes that most Members will be jetting home after votes tonight, freeing staffers up for a night when they can put aside their BlackBerrys.
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.