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Counting Votes Or Counting Sheep?

Dozens of members of Congress sleep overnight in their Capitol Hill offices. NPR's Scott Simon has some suggestions for how to reform the system at least one critic has called "almost nasty."12
Rep. Mike Quigley, whose Washington, D.C. office doubles as his home away from Chicago, lays his mattress onto the floor before going to sleep in 2010. Source: Chicago Tribune

Shhh...

Your representative in Congress may be sleeping ... in his or her office.

An estimated 40 to 50 representatives, or maybe more than 100, reportedly bed down in their offices each night. They're men and women, but mostly men, Republicans

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