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.