Kitty Felde

Washington's Dirty Little Secret

There’s a dry cleaning establishment in the Longworth House Office Building. There’s also a Post Office, a credit union, a cafeteria, etc. But that dry cleaners surprised one observer.

“Who would walk around Capitol Hill, waving around plastic covered shirts?”

The truth is that at about 6:30 every weeknight, as most staffers start walking across the street to the Metro, dozens of them carry their Longworth House dry cleaning, those plastic covered shirts waving like kites in the wind.

The skeptic scoffed.

But then he spotted the fifth most powerful member of Congress picking up his own dry cleaning: LA Democrat Xavier Bacerra.

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