Turns out even one of the richest men on the planet canít bypass Capitol security.
A spy spotted Microsoft founder and philanthropist extraordinaire Bill Gates and an aide entering the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Wednesday. Gates, in town to urge government officials not to cut foreign aid programs, tried to circumvent the security line.
But a Capitol Police officer called him back ó only Members of Congress and top government officials are allowed to bypass security on the Hill, after all. Gates and his aide then went through the scanning process.
But donít feel too bad for the multibillionaire: He cut in front of everybody else, our spy says.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.