House phone lines were nearing capacity on Tuesday as conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh encouraged fans to call in their objections on healthcare legislation.KEEP CALLING AND EMAILING!!!! DON'T STOP UNTIL THEY ACKNOWLEDGE HEARING US!! -SP
The House e-mail system was also deluged in what the House’s technology office called “a very significant spike” in traffic.
The office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) sent out a system-wide advisory to member offices at 2 p.m. Tuesday, warning them of the dramatic increase in traffic.
“Our phone system is nearing capacity,” said Jeff Ventura, spokesman for the CAO. “It got critical enough whereby we notified all systems’ administrators throughout the House that the phone systems are overloading.”
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Limbaugh prompts healthcare calls, ties up House phone lines
At The Hill: