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.”
Crime Tips If you have information concerning bike thefts on Capitol Hill, please call the Capitol Police Criminal Investigation Division at 202-224-0928.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a vote in the Senate. Gillibrand’s proposal to remove military commanders from the process of reviewing sexual-assault cases was left out of the bicameral deal on the defense authorization bill, but the senator is pushing for a vote on her plan soon.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.