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.