100,000 Phone Calls An Hour to Congress

About 100,000 people are calling Congress every hour.  Become the 100,001 caller!  Please call the Texas Democrats below and ask them to vote against the healthcare bill.

Phone Calls Continue to Batter Congress

March 19, 2010, 12:38 p.m.

Members continued to be inundated with phone calls from constituents and interest groups Friday thanks to an impending vote on health care reform this weekend.

Calls to the House numbered close to 100,000 an hour, creating a bottleneck in a phone system only meant to handle 50,000 calls an hour. The chamber has been similarly overloaded for four consecutive days, beginning on Tuesday when radio host Rush Limbaugh told viewers to call the Capitol switchboard phone number.

Jeff Ventura, spokesman for Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard, said the problem was essentially unsolvable. The issue lies with the capacity of the cables buried underneath the Capitol complex — and even if those could be dug up and replaced, Members simply don’t have enough staff to answer so many calls, he said.

Call the Texas Democrats today!

District 25: Rep. Lloyd Doggett
Texas office: (512) 916-5921
Washington Office: (202) 225-4865

District 16: Rep. Silvestre Reyes
Texas office: (915) 534-4400
Washington Office: (202) 225-4831

District 23: Rep. Ciro Rodriguez
Del Rio office: (830) 774-5500
Eagle Pass office: (830) 757-8398
Fort Stockton office: (432) 336-3975
N. San Antonio office: (210) 561-9421
S. San Antonio office: (210) 922-1874
Washington Office: (202) 225-4511

District 27: Rep. Solomon Ortiz
Coastal Bend office: (361) 883-5868
Rio Grande Valley office: (956) 541-1242
Washington Office: (202) 225-7742

District 28: Rep. Henry Cuellar
Laredo office: (956) 725-0639
Mission office: (956) 424-3942
Rio Grande City office: (956) 487-5603
San Antonio office: (210) 271-2851
Seguin office: (830) 401-0457
Washington Office: (202) 225-1640

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