Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 07/28/2011

New ladies room at House of Representatives: Access denied

As Congressional leaders try to reach an accord to avert a debt-ceiling crisis, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, strides from his office to the House Chamber. (J. Scott Applewhite - AP)
Thanks to House Speaker John Boehner, the first women’s bathroom near the floor of the House of Representatives is now open for business. (Prior to this week, the closest women’s room was located in the Congressional Women’s Reading Room across Statuary Hall.)

Reporter Nancy McKeon arrived on the scene of room H-211 earlier Thursday to investigate the facilities. However, increased traffic in the chamber thwarted her opportunity to get access behind the bathroom’s mahogany door.

Thanks to a reliable source, she did learn that there aren’t any motion sensors on the bathroom’s toilets or faucets.

Check the Washington Post on Friday for more details of McKeon’s government bathroom misadventure. You can follow her tweets below.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  05:16 PM ET, 07/28/2011

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