Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a cycling advocate, talks with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar at an Earth Day event last year. One of Blumenauers aides is among the victims of a string of recent bike thefts on the Capitol grounds.
“People are pretty nervous,” she said. “A lot of people are riding their bikes with the nicer weather. Especially if there’s someone cutting locks, it’s very worrisome. ... They’re kind of wondering, ‘How does this happen? What’s going on?’ It also shows a pretty scary security loophole.”
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.