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Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs

Posted By Betsy Rothstein On 7:32 PM 07/23/2014 In | No Comments




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. Bedbugs 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.).

A female in line–one of the placeholders–had bedbugs. Sources tell The Mirror she was physically removed from the scene after one of her fellow line sitters noticed bugs crawling all over her. Apparently the bugs were also found in a women’s restroom.

“We’ve been on high alert all day for the damned creatures,” said a Senate aide on condition of anonymity. “People are pretty much on lockdown, scared to leave their offices.”

Question: Will the Senate take steps to ensure that hired sitters are not infested with invasive bugs? Will Silkwood showers be a way of the future?

To be sure, the expression “Don’t let the bedbugs bite” just took on a whole new meaning for anyone in or near Dirksen.

The Mirror put in a call to the Architect of the Capitol’s office and wrote Schumer’s press secretary, as well as aides at the Rules Committee. Unfortunately, since it’s evening, everyone in the AOC office has gone home. They told me to call back in the morning.


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Re: Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 07:55:41 AM »
I thought maybe the perp was Sheila Jackson Lee, who got lost on her way to work and wandered into the Senate Office Building.
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Re: Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 04:20:03 PM »
I thought maybe the perp was Sheila Jackson Lee, who got lost on her way to work and wandered into the Senate Office Building.

More likely Al Sharptongue or J$ss$ J$cks$n.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 04:20:47 PM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 04:23:32 PM »
From the headline I thought the woman had dragged some recalcitrant senators in to do the job they're supposed to be doing.


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