Congress has that normal look again

Washington BureauOctober 3, 2013 

Congress got back to normal--at least by outward appearances--quickly after the shooting incident Thursday.

Within hours, people jogged, ate ice cream in the parks, strolled the green grounds and gave the area a look of normalcy.

Police cars were still at the scene of the incident, and reporters clustered at the corner of Constitution and Louisiana Avenues for a press conference.

But the House of Representatives went back into session and voted on a spending bill. The Senate left, but agreed to return Friday morning.

And Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada., called the Capitol police officer wounded Thursday.

Reid asked the officer how he was doing, and the officer said he'd be fine.

"The only thing I do every day is to make sure you and everyone who works up here is safe," the officer told Reid. Reid said he appreciated the bravery and dedication of t he officer and his colleagues.



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