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Life on the Hill Was a Bit Complicated Monday Morning: Photos of the Shutdown

Jan. 22 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

The Capitol Visitor Center, usually full of tourists, sits empty Monday as negotiations to reopen the government continued throughout the morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate has reached a deal to reopen the government after a partial shutdown over the weekend turned into a full shutdown Monday morning, causing headaches for Hill staffers who had to wait in longer-than-usual lines to get to work. And any tourists who had Capitol tours slated for the morning were out of luck.

Here’s the morning in photos:

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 22: Hill staffers and others wait in a long line to enter Dirksen Building as only certain doors to the Senate office buildings were open while Congress works to end the government shutdown on January 22, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Hill staffers and others wait in a long line to enter the Dirksen Building with only certain doors to the office buildings open while Congress worked to end the government shutdown. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 22: Pippen, a Samoyed, Hill staffers and others wait in a long line to enter Dirksen Building as only certain doors to the Senate office buildings were open while Congress works to end the government shutdown on January 22, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Pippen, a Samoyed, Hill staffers and others wait in line to enter the Dirksen Building on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 22: Hill staffers and others wait in a long line to enter Dirksen Building as only certain doors to the Senate office buildings were open while Congress works to end the government shutdown on January 22, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Hill staffers and others wait in line to enter the Dirksen Building on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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