Public's E-mails Overload House Web Site

Last Internet meltdown? Michael Jackson

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    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.