When Dean Heller was a member of the U.S. House, he was among 50 or so lawmakers who slept in their offices. But that sort of thing just isn’t done in the U.S. Senate.
Heller moved into an apartment in the close-in Virginia suburb of Rosslyn after he became a senator in May, his office confirmed today in answering perhaps the last remaining question surrounding Heller’s transition from one side of Capitol Hill to the other. Heller was appointed to the Senate to succeed fellow Republican John Ensign, who had resigned.
While "sleeping in" was a fairly common practice in the House, there are no senators known to camp in their offices.
It’s just not…. senatorial.