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Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., was quoted as saying about the government shutdown, The fact that some in Congress would risk a shutdown in order to score political points demonstrates why Congress is currently held in lower regard than head lice.
He was likely referring to a survey this year by Public Policy Polling which asked Americans which unpleasant or annoying that they liked better than Congress. Head lice was one. Here's what they came up with.