Potty Parity On Capitol Hill

Incoming Speaker John Boehner is really addressing the important issues:

Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) intends to commandeer a swanky office space adjacent to the House floor and build a women’s restroom for female lawmakers.

For years, men have had the luxury of using facilities located adjacent to the House floor, just outside the Speaker’s lobby. But women have had no such option.

If women need to powder their noses, they must instead go downstairs or to a restroom several halls away from the chamber.

But Boehner wants that to end, and plans to direct the Architect of the Capitol to construct a women’s bathroom in the space currently occupied by the House Parliamentarian.


There will be 71 female House members in the 112th Congress.

And I’m sure they’ll appreciate this.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. james says:

    @ Doug
    Fluff, Any truth that Progressive Insurance will reap Millions when obama care is
    inforced? (16000 irs agents)
    James, flat lands of Texas