Los Angeles’ U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez has misplaced 5 kilos since coming to Washington a month in the past.

“I don’t know if that’s from stress or simply from strolling,” he joked, saying he gained weight throughout his months-lengthy marketing campaign to exchange Xavier Becerra in a particular election, and he’s received one other 5 kilos to go to get again to pre-marketing campaign ranges.

He steadily walks the third of a mile down an extended, curving underground tunnel to the Home chamber from his second flooring workplace.

“My workplace to the ground of the Home is … a ten-minute stroll, and I do this no less than 4 occasions a day, there and again, after which to all of the conferences across the Hill,” Gomez stated. “It’s a whole lot of strolling.”