Party caucus room gets new doors, but there's a leak

House Democrats recently replaced the doors to their Caucus Room in the basement of the Capitol.

The only trouble is, the new ones don't quite close.

According to an ITK tipster, there's a gap between the two wood paneled doors on each of the entries to the caucus room, which is "wide enough that anyone could see or hear in if they leaned up close."

Caucus meetings offer lawmakers the opportunity to speak frankly to each other, and they've been known to get heated. "The old doors had frosted glass on them, but you couldn't see or hear anything that people said," the tipster told ITK. "Now it's just a matter of time before someone overhears something they shouldn't."

Luckily for members of Congress (and less so, for reporters), a spokeswoman for the Architect of the Capitol's office told ITK that weather stripping has already been ordered for the doors, and will arrive next week.

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