Emails overload House website

August 13, 2009 11:15:13 AM PDT
People are flooding members of Congress with so many emails that they are overloading the House's primary website, www.house.gov. Capitol Hill technical support issued a warning Thursday to House lawmakers that the website may be slow or unresponsive because of the large volume of email being sent to members.

The spike in email traffic comes amid boisterous town hall meetings across the country debating President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.

A spokesman for the chief administrative officer at the Capitol was not immediately available to comment.

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