Q: Do you dream about work?

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.): Yeah. I dream and then I wake up afraid I’m going to miss a meeting. I was so looking forward to going to the State Department [last Tuesday] to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to talk about global food security that I woke up at 3:15, 4:15 and 5:15, and I was dreaming about food

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.): I have a night terror about once a month. It’s one of those dreams where I am missing the vote of the century. I’m a minister in my real life, and I have a terror about standing up in front of the congregation and forgetting the Lord’s Prayer.

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Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.): Sure I do. I sometimes dream that I’m late for a meeting or hearing. Oftentimes your mind is running so quickly that it’s difficult to turn it on and off.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.): All the time. I dream about how I’m going to respond to someone who’s opposing me. I have ideas … My mind gets real creative at about 3 in the morning.

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.): I don’t even think about work when I’m awake. When I’m asleep, I don’t think about it. It’s perfectly consistent.

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.): Absolutely. You don’t want to know.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.): Well, there are times I go to sleep [and] I think about the issues of the day … but I have no trouble sleeping, I’ll put it that way. I feel like I make the right decisions, because God allows me to sleep at night.

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas): Since there’s no way for you to check, I should say I dream about me being elected president or something like that. But seriously, I rarely dream about work. When I do dream about work, it’s not about something that I’ve done as much as it is about something that’s been done to me.

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.): I’d have to sleep long enough to dream. [I sleep] maybe three to four hours. I don’t remember dreaming about work since I was a principal in elementary school. They were stressful dreams. I did dream about fishing recently, and I don’t know why, because I haven’t been fishing in a long time, and it was an ugly fish, so someone’s trying to tell me something, but I don’t know what.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.): I don’t recall. But I don’t recall my dreams very much. Isn’t that the safe thing [to say]?

Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.): I’m here so often that I can’t help but dream.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas): I dream about work all the time. I dream that I’m in meetings, hearings, constituent meetings. I just finish the meeting and wake up.

Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.): Yes. My dreams have evolved from about to be in a class play and not having learned the lines to about to give a speech and not know a thing about what I’m going to say.