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Married Congressman Caught E-Mailing Shirtless Pics

February 9, 2011 - by Donny Shaw

Gawker got its hands on a topless photo of Rep. Chris Lee [R, NY-26] that the congressman, who is married, allegedly tried to use to pick up women on Craigslist. According to the report, which is based on information from a woman who Lee had been corresponding with, he described himself as a "divorced" "lobbyists," lied about his age and job, and promised "not to disappoint." For what it's worth, Lee claims that his email account was hacked.

Since you'll undoubtedly be hearing more about this developing scandal, take a second to learn more about exactly who Lee is. From his OpenCongress profile page, you can get a quick bio, learn about what kind of bills he is sponsoring and co-sponsoring, see how he votes, find out who funds his campaigns, and watch videos of him from the House floor and national TV. Oh, and if that picture makes you interested in meeting Lee in the flesh, for whatever reason, here' s a list of parties he's hosting in the coming months.

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Should Congress Go Paperless?

March 8, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Currently, when a bill is introduced into Congress, the Government Printing Office prints five copies of the text for each co-sponsor. That means that for H.R. 3962, the House's health care bill, which is 2,070 pages long and has 7 total sponsors, the GPO printed out a total of 72,450 pages. That's 151 reams.

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