E&C Web Site Goes Down, Bill Still Posted

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It appears that the demand for information about today’s deal between Energy and Commerce Chair Henry Waxman and committee Blue Dogs has led to the committee’s web site crashing. Congress often has bandwidth problems and pages regularly crash. If I remember correctly, it was near impossible to access a congressional web page during the stimulus debate. What’s interesting in this instance is that the committee has posted a short disclaimer along with links to the health care bill text and a summary. Just another example of Congress coming around to understand that people want to read the bills and are using the web to find legislative information. Very cool.

Here’s a screencap of the currently downed Energy and Commerce Committee site, in case it’s back to normal:

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  • That’s… extraordinarily sad. I hope somebody out there is watching the meltdown and saying, “We’re gonna need a bigger pipe.”