Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs

The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape.

So watch out Senate aides and tourists approaching the sixth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.Bed bugs are not easy to shake.

The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday in which some attendees—lobbyists, presumably—employed people to wait in line for them. This is a common practice and sources tell us it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rules Committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).