A newcomer to Capitol Hill doesn't get the kind of office that McConnell is going to occupy.Congressman Baron Hill did not need to worry about that problem at all.
In fact, in the House, newcomers can end up in some windowless pit below ground or near the storage bins in the attic.
But Rep.-elect John Yarmuth, D-3rd District, did fine. He drew No. 12 in the office lottery, ahead of 37 other fellow House members looking for office space.
His staff chose a third-floor suite in the Cannon House Office Building, with a view looking south into the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
"It's about 1,000 square feet and is on a good floor," Yarmuth said.
That done, the Louisville Democrat has to return to Washington soon for another big decision before taking office in January.
"I still need to figure out someplace to live," Yarmuth said.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Yarmuth picks out office
Rep.-elect John Yarmuth has picked out an office on the third floor of the Cannon building.