Public's E-mails Overload House Web Site - NBC New York

Public's E-mails Overload House Web Site

Last Internet meltdown? Michael Jackson

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Inspiring Stories of Hope
    Getty Images
    Down goes the House Web site...

    It's not only town halls that are becoming jam-packed.  People are flooding members of Congress with so many e-mails that they are overloading the House's primary Web site, www.house.gov.

    Capitol Hill technical support issued a warning Thursday to House lawmakers that the Web site may be slow or unresponsive because of the large volume of e-mail being sent to members.

    The spike in e-mail traffic comes amid boisterous town hall meetings across the country debating President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.

    The last time Capitol Hill had a major slowdown of Internet traffic was during Michael Jackson's memorial concert.

    A spokesman for the chief administrative officer at the Capitol was not immediately available to comment.