There were a lot of sour faces on Capitol Hill Tuesday, but Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger, D-Md., had at least one good thing come out of the shutdown. His beltway commute just got better.
"I live in Baltimore and it sometimes takes me two-and-a-half hours to get to work every morning," Ruppersberger said, according to our own Tom Risen. "Today I was driving to work and it took me an hour-and-fifteen minutes because of the shutdown."
Ruppersberger, the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, appeared Tuesday morning at a Politico's Cyber Seven event to discuss cybersecurity.