ESPN’s Erin Andrews on Capitol Hill Tuesday

Don’t be surprised if a few young (and some not-so-young) men go missing from their congressional offices Tuesday morning.

That’s because ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews, one of the most, umm, admired women in sports, will be at the House Triangle at 10:30 a.m.

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The tall, attractive blonde will be making the rounds Tuesday to lobby on behalf of a bill that would strengthen laws against stalking. Andrews unwillingly became an Internet sensation in 2009 when a stalker posted nude videos of her obtained through a hotel door’s keyhole. Earlier this year, the stalker was sentenced to more than two years in prison.

Members who are scheduled to appear with Andrews at the presser include Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Reps. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.).

The bill is called the “Simplifying the Ambiguous Law, Keeping Everyone Reliably Safe (Stalkers) Act,” which has some staffers grumbling behind the scenes about acronym madness. Klobuchar will announce the Senate companion bill to the House’s version of the Stalkers Act.

Except for one interview with Oprah Winfrey, Andrews has avoided talking about her case, calling it “a nightmare.”

After taking some time off to recover from the incident, Andrews participated on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” this spring, and earlier this month she renewed a multiyear contract with ESPN.