Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Federal Govt. Open for Business Wednesday Federal Govt. Open for Business Wednesday

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation



Federal Govt. Open for Business Wednesday

After Hurricane Sandy shut down Capitol Hill for two days, life should be back to normal on Wednesday with federal agencies open for business, the Office of Personnel Management announced this afternoon.

The decision to return to work is generally left up to individual offices, some of whom are back today, and chiefs of staff are likely to follow the lead of Metro, which will commence regular service tomorrow.

D.C. escaped the worst of the highly anticipated storm, and the Capitol suffered no damage and did not lose power. A tree fell on the Senate side, according to Architect of the Capitol spokeswoman Eva Malecki, but besides scattering branches, it caused no damage. 

On Tuesday, as the damage was surveyed and Metro ran on a delayed schedule, the House and Senate postponed their pro-forma sessions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter