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A sample of quotes from various publications.

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April 10, 2014

No breaches were found, CAO spokesman Dan Weiser confirmed in a Thursday morning email.

March 25, 2014

“We’re certainly aware of the questions and concerns, and the discussions,” said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the chief administrative officer of the House, which contracts with the New York company to supply and run the food services on the House side. However, Weis would not elaborate, saying that those discussions are between “the interested parties and Restaurant Associates.”

December 10, 2013

"I don't think that's anything special," Dan Weiser, spokesman for the chief administrative officer of the House, told CNN on Monday. "Our employees face a deadline of midnight tonight, and if through no fault of their own they're unable to sign up, then they're being allowed to follow through on their signing up."

"Nobody here felt this was anything special," said Weiser. "This is just the right thing to do."

October 2, 2013

“The U.S. Constitution requires that lawmakers’ salaries be paid in full regardless of whether or not there is a lapse in appropriations,” said Dan Weiser, communications director of the House’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. “However, members may request that the chief administrative officer not deliver their paychecks until the government reopens.”

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June 25, 2013

Nonetheless it touched off a letter from FAWC and triggered a call from House Administration to the Chief Administrative Office or CAO for the House. Compass and Restaurant Associates failed to return calls Tuesday. But Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the CAO, told POLITICO: “It was one sign, one work station, one day.”


March 28, 2013

“There are people who have been here for many, many years and may be used to using a different tool,” said Dan Weiser, spokesman for the Office of Chief Administrative Officer, which oversaw the HouseNet redesign. “It might be an adjustment even though we believe this is an easier and more powerful tool.”
The biggest difference, Weiser said, is that the new site is “user friendly.” Unlike the current site, where users have to sometimes click through half a dozen pages to find the form they’re looking for, the new HouseNet will offer a more intuitive layout.

January 31, 2013

"To help protect House data, our IT policy generally prohibits the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies while operating within the secure network," a spokesman for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer told POLITICO this week. "While Spotify is currently not authorized, the CAO has and will continue to work with outside vendors to enable the popular services that improve member communication capabilities." 

January 18, 2012

There has been a "manageable increase" in visits to House member websites Wednesday, said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the House office of the chief administrative officer.

"It’s possible some users will see a short delay or slow loading of a member's web page," he said.

July 26, 2011

Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the House’s chief administrative officer, said the calls spiked at midday when members’ offices received about 40,000 phone calls — roughly double a normal hour’s call volume.

July 26, 2011

House CAO spokesman Dan Weiser said that lawmakers’ websites and phone lines began to sag with the traffic on Monday night. 

“Last night we had some website problems. ... There was some websites that were hosted by outside vendors that had slowness, sluggishness, people had trouble getting in. And that was rectified early this morning,” Weiser said. “We’re getting lots of phone calls this morning, I know that, and that’s slowing the system down.”

March 8, 2011

Restaurant Associates, the contractor that runs the food outposts, was ultimately responsible for choosing to reintroduce Styrofoam, CAO spokesman Dan Weiser said. The company went with Styrofoam because it’s the most cost-effective, he said.

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