Dirksen Cafeteria open; modified schedule this week

It wasn't just loyal Senate staffers who braved the snow to come to work in the Capitol on Monday; Dirksen Cafeteria employees did too, despite the city-wide closure of federal offices, schools, and numerous businesses following Saturday's record-breaking snowfall.

A spokeswoman for Restaurant Associates confirmed that the Senate restaurant will be open Monday through Wednesday of this week, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to serve hungry staffers, many of whom will be working on the healthcare legislation moving through the upper chamber.

On Thursday, Dec. 24, only Dirksen Cafe will be open, not the full cafeteria. Neither will be open Christmas Day.