Robert S. Thau
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 15:54:58 -0400 (EDT)

Dave Long writes:
 > > Unplanned shutdown of the House of Reps?  That qualifies, doesn't it?
 > How big is congress?  ~500 people?

With a dozen or two staff each, plus leadership and committee staffs,
etc., etc. ...

Regardless of whether all these people are actually necessary to do
the work, procedures don't currently exist to do it without them.