A First For Washington: A Line In The Women’s Senator’s Bathroom

Looks like the Senate bathrooms might need a makeover.

Newly reelected Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar recently spoke about one consequence of having a record number of women senators: a line in the bathroom.


“For the first time, we had a traffic jam in the women’s senator’s bathroom,” she said. “There were five women in there. There’s only two stalls! And I’m not going to say who — that would be really bad for decorum. There were five of us in there, two newly elected. So, very exciting.”

After last week’s election, a record 20 women will serve in the Senate, so these ladies might need more than those two stalls. Let’s hope that Congress is quicker to adjust this time around — the Senate first got a women’s bathroom in 1993, and the House of Representatives didn’t get one until 2011.

Image from justbathroomsigns.com

Erika W. Smith is BUST's digital editorial director. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @erikawynn and email her at erikawsmith@bust.com.

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