The Huffington Post 
October 1, 2013
With just hours to go until a government shutdown, Congressmen couldn’t seem to agree on much except the fact that drinks were in order.
Reporters tweeted Monday night that they could smell booze on the lawmakers working to strike a last-minute spending deal on Capitol Hill:
About every other House lawmaker I just talked to smelled like booze. It's only 9pm. Wheeee!
— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) October 1, 2013 
confirmed. also, it's a bipartisan affair RT @jbendery : About every other House lawmaker I just talked to smelled like booze. It's only 9pm.
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 1, 2013