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US Parliamentarians' office to be torn down to build female restroom

December 2, 2010 - Washington

The US Parliamentarians' office in the Capitol building is set to be torn down to build female members of Congress a restroom.

Currently, only male lawmakers are afforded the ability to walk steps from the House floor to use the restroom, while women have to walk across Statuary Hall to the Lindy Claiborne Boggs room.

But now the 71 women, who will serve in the 112th Congress, will be able to walk out the Democratic side of the chamber straight to the bathroom after Incoming House Speaker John Boehner made the decision to tear down the office.

"As we continue to evaluate ways to open up the people's House, it's encouraging to be able to make changes like this that are long overdue," the Politico quoted Boehner as saying in a statement.


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