“It’s Not Going to be Such a Restful Month at That!”


This Clifford Berryman cartoon highlights the never-ending dilemma faced by members of Congress––explaining votes on various issues to the diverse interests back home. A worried congressman hurries home with a satchel in his hand and an armload of papers. His papers provide information on “questions to be answered, explanations, main reasons why I did not vote, answers to why I voted for….”

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Used with the permission of the U.S. Senate