The police announced that individuals with offices in the following buildings were allowed inside to retrieve personal items and secure work areas. Police asked that they minimize their time in the building while inspectors continued to work in the complex.
Capitol Visitor Center
Russell Senate Office Building
Hart Senate Office Building
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Longworth House Office Building (enter at the South Capitol Street door entrance only)
Rayburn House Office Building
Cannon House Office Building
Ford House Office Building
Library of Congress Jefferson Building
Library of Congress Adams Building
The following parking areas were also opened for drivers to remove their cars:
West Underground (Lower D) garage on the House side
Capitol Police indicated that Wednesday was expected to be a normal business day.
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.