The government shutdown is impacting House members, forced to do their own laundry in the House gym, still open for lawmakers.

On the Bill Press Show Wednesday, Rep. Bruce Braley, an Iowa Democrat, complained that the laundry service has been axed, despite his $260 annual membership fee.

“We’re doing our own laundry down there,” he said.

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