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Capitol operators tell CNN Radio that phone lines have been jammed for the past two weeks, sometimes prompting busy signals.
A spokeswoman for Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, said calls on the sweeping stimulus plan jumped from eight during all of January to hundreds a day now.
In a sampling of 12 Senate offices, half had so many messages that their voicemail boxes were full.
It's because of people like Betty Davidson.
"I'm very upset!" exclaimed the 63-year-old from Laguna Hills, California.
I don't ever remember EVER hearing that so many US citizens were calling Capital Hill that the phone lines were being jammed.