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  U.S. Senate: Visitors Center Home > Maps > Senate Dirksen Office Building
Although the Senate approved the plans for the new building in1949, construction was delayed until 1956.
To transport senators to the Capitol, a new subway and pedestrian tunnel was constructed to both the old and new Senate office building.
An Illinois Republican, Senator Dirksen had served in the House from 1933 to 1949 and in the Senate from 1951 to 1969.
www.senate.gov /pagelayout/visiting/d_three_sections_with_teasers/dirksen_senate_office_map_page.htm   (1072 words)

 Dirksen Senate Office Building Undergoing Stealth Renovation Project
The Dirksen Senate Office Building Renovation Project is often referred to as the "Stealth Renovation Project" because, aside from those temporarily dislocated, the work has been going on almost without being noticed.
Senators' office suites are temporarily housed in the Russell or Hart Senate Office Building.
When completed, the Dirksen Senate Office Building will again be state of the art--at about a third the cost of constructing a new building to contemporary codes and specifications.
www.aoc.gov /projects/dsob_ren/index.cfm   (1136 words)

  Dirksen Senate Office Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second office building constructed for members of the United States Senate in Washington D.C. and was named after the late Minority Leader Everett Dirksen from Illinois in 1972.
The Dirksen Building was designed to accommodate the television era, complete with committee hearing rooms equipped with rostrums that were better suited to listening to testimony that sitting around conference tables, as had been done in previous committee rooms, both in the U.S. Capitol and the Russell Senate Office Building.
In the 1970s, a third Senate office building, the Hart Senate Office Building was built next to the Dirksen Building on a spot originally intended for a mirror image of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dirksen_Senate_Office_Building   (892 words)

 The Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second of three office buildings constructed for the United States Senate.
In 1941 the Senate Office Building Commission directed the Architect of the Capitol, David Lynn, to prepare preliminary plans and cost estimates for an additional office building.
The ground-breaking exercises for the Dirksen Building, named in 1972 for former Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, were held in January 1955, and the building was occupied in October 1958.
www.aoc.gov /cc/cobs/dsob.cfm   (423 words)

 CNN.com - Frist: Ricin confirmed, but no illness reported - Feb. 4, 2004
CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says the poison found in an office building is both terrorist and criminal.
Senate office buildings were closed after the discovery of the toxin, forcing the cancellation of some committee hearings.
Filters in the Dirksen building's ventilation system have shown no sign of the substance, and "We believe it was contained to the [mailroom] area itself," Frist said.
www.cnn.com /2004/US/02/03/senate.hazardous/index.html   (1076 words)

 CIDRAP >> Ricin in Frist's office closes 3 Senate buildings
The three US Senate office buildings remained closed today after preliminary tests yesterday indicated that the powder was ricin.
That building, along with the Hart and Russell office buildings, was closed "to facilitate the collection and removal of unopened mail," said a notice on Frist's Web site.
The Capitol building remained open and the Senate met, but Capitol restaurants were closed and tours were canceled.
www.cidrap.umn.edu /cidrap/content/other/chem/news/feb0304ricin.html   (451 words)

 USATODAY.com - Dirksen Senate Office Building reopens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill staff were encouraged to work Monday in the reopened Dirksen Senate Office Building, next to the closed Hart building where cleanup crews collected samples to confirm the success of toxic gas and other means to kill anthrax spores.
Authorities had shuttered the Dirksen building as a precaution while chlorine dioxide gas and other decontaminants were spread in the Hart building.
Next door in the Hart building, however, environmental crews were completing collection of samples for lab tests to confirm whether toxic gas and other means used over the weekend killed anthrax spores in a dozen senators' offices.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2001/12/03/anthrax-congress.htm   (574 words)

 Steve Quayle News Alerts
Three Senate office buildings were closed after a suspicious white powder, apparently delivered through the mail system, was found in the Senate majority leader's office.
Although the Senate convened Tuesday in its chamber in the Capitol, the nearby Dirksen, Hart and Russell Senate office buildings were closed based on "procedures that are quite thorough and comprehensive," Frist said.
In 2001, the Dirksen Senate Office Building was closed because of the deadly mailings of anthrax-laced letters that killed five people nationwide.
www.stevequayle.com /News.alert/04_Terror/040203.Ricin.html   (763 words)

 Warner Helped the Rev. Moon (washingtonpost.com)
John W. Warner's office acknowledged yesterday that the Virginia Republican arranged for religious activists to use a Senate office building last March for a ceremony in which the Rev. Sun Myung Moon declared himself the Messiah and said his teachings have helped Hitler and Stalin be "reborn as new persons."
The senator did not attend the coronation-like ceremony or realize it would involve Moon, a controversial figure who spent 18 months in prison in the 1980s for tax fraud, said Warner spokesman John Ullyot.
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee has declined to reveal who approved the use of the Dirksen Senate Office Building for the March 23 ceremony, and a key organizer said last month the question was "shrouded in mystery." Warner's office acknowledged its role yesterday when asked for details by The Washington Post.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A19-2004Jul20.html   (798 words)

 Dirksen building reopens - The Washington Times: Metropolitan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Dirksen Senate Office Building reopened yesterday after being closed since the lethal poison ricin was discovered Feb. 2 in a mailroom.
Sgt. Sellers-Ford said the cleanup and restoration of the fourth-floor offices, where trace amounts of ricin mixed with paper dust were discovered on a mail-sorting machine, is being handled by the Capitol Police Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to leaflets distributed to staffers going to work at the Dirksen building yesterday morning, 1,300 air and surface samples were collected and tested, but "only a few" taken from Mr.
www.washtimes.com /metro/20040209-105845-3399r.htm   (411 words)

 CNN.com - Early tests show deadly ricin in Senate mailroom - Feb. 2, 2004
Police surround the Dirksen Senate Office Building, where a substance that tested positive for ricin was found.
She said the envelope was "clipped," meaning it was run through a machine that irradiates all the mail that comes to Capitol Hill -- standard procedure ever since the 2001 anthrax attacks.
The Dirksen building was one of the buildings affected by the anthrax mailings in 2001.
www.cnn.com /2004/US/02/02/senate.hazardous/index.html   (631 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : ACLU Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Nomination of Samuel A. Alito, ...
The challenge for the Senate is to determine the extent to which the civil liberties and civil rights positions advanced by Alito as an advocate, legal advisor, or lower court judge reflect the approach he would take in deciding cases as a Supreme Court justice if confirmed.
The Senate must fully consider Alito’s legal and judicial philosophy, approach to decision-making, and possible impact on the role of the Court as a protector of civil liberties and civil rights in determining whether he should replace Justice O’Connor.
Of course, the Senate cannot fulfill its constitutional obligation of advise and consent unless Alito provides clear answers to specific questions on his civil liberties and civil rights record, and the Executive Branch provides all documents that relate to his work on civil liberties issues.
www.aclu.org /scotus/2005/23217leg20051222.html   (1426 words)

 Ricin Find Closes Senate Offices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
WASHINGTON -- Three Senate office buildings were closed Tuesday after a suspicious white powder, apparently delivered through the mail system, was found in the Senate majority leader's office.
Dirksen and the other two main Senate office buildings were closed Tuesday as authorities were to remove and test all mail that has been delivered there.
Senate officials were hoping that process would take only a day, said one congressional official speaking on condition of anonymity.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2004/2/3/102840.shtml   (946 words)

 Hart Senate Office Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hart Senate Office Building, the third U.S. Senate office building, was built in the 1970s.
Located on Constitution Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE Situated the farthest from the Capitol, the Hart Building was connected underground to an extension of the existing Congressional Subway to the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
In Autumn 2001, several suites of this building became contaminated by the release of anthrax powder from an envelope mailed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hart_Senate_Office_Building   (848 words)

 USATODAY.com - Senate office building evacuated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoke from electrical problems in the basement caused a major Capitol Hill office facility to be evacuated briefly over the weekend.
One of the main electrical feeders into the building had failed, causing the smoke, officials said.
The power was soon restored to the affected part of the building and people were cleared to re-enter minutes later, they said.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2003-02-10-dirksen-evac_x.htm   (121 words)

 CNN.com - Final Senate office building reopens - Feb. 9, 2004
The Dirksen Senate Office Building, which opened its doors Monday morning, is where the substance was found last Monday night in an office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee.
"All Senate office buildings were thoroughly inspected, sampled and declared safe for entry after consulting with environmental and medical professionals," said a brochure that aides were handed as they entered the building for work Monday.
The reopening of Dirksen was not without jitters, as was the case when the other buildings opened last week.
edition.cnn.com /2004/US/02/09/senate.ricin.ap   (395 words)

 Group Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee | Public Knowledge
The undersigned entities are writing to express their concerns with the Copyright Office’s September 9, 2004 recommended statutory language for a new form of secondary liability for copyright infringement.
The Copyright Office’s most recent approach would create a new form of strict copyright liability for a large class of providers of hardware, software and services used in conjunction with the electronic or physical dissemination of goods, services, and information.
The Copyright Office’s new draft fails to codify the Supreme Court’s Betamax decision, which, despite having fostered twenty years of explosive growth in technology, is now under unrelenting attack.
www.publicknowledge.org /news/letters/inducegroup   (848 words)

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The building was closed only as a precaution while EPA crews used poisonous gas to kill anthrax spores in the nearby Hart Senate building.
Only liquid or foam decontaminants were needed in 11 other senators' offices in the Hart Senate Office Building, said Richard Rupert, the EPA's onsite coordinator.
The adjacent Dirksen Senate Office Building, connected by hallways with Hart, and the Hart underground garage were closed as a precaution.
www.wusa9.com /news/news_article.aspx?storyid=942   (946 words)

 Dirksen Senate Office Building reopens
Affected areas of the fourth floor of the Dirksen building were steam cleaned and hard surfaces were wiped down with a mild chlorine bleach solution.
Cleanup teams completed extensive sampling throughout the entire building and no Ricin or other hazardous substances were detected outside the original affected fourth floor office space.
Three rooms on the fourth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building remain closed for cleanup and restoration.
www.uscapitolpolice.gov /pressreleases/2004/pr_02-09-04.html   (229 words)

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 Online NewsHour Update: Powder Found in Senate Office Building Tests Positive For Ricin -- February 3, 2004
A white powder discovered in a mail room in the Dirksen Senate office building has tested positive for the deadly toxin ricin, U.S. Capitol police said Monday night.
EST that a white powder had been discovered in a fourth floor office used for sorting mail to the majority leader and others.
The Dirksen building is one of three structures occupied by senators and their staffs.
www.pbs.org /newshour/updates/ricin_02-03-04.html   (423 words)

 Dirksen Senate Office Building :: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States :: ...
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T he Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second of three office buildings constructed for the United States Senate.
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 US Senate - United States Senate - senators for all 50 states...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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 FCNL Building Through the Years
The FCNL offices pre-1950 when it was still a corner store.
View from the FCNL office building at 104 C Street NE showing the excavation for the Dirksen Senate Office Building, May 1955.
FCNL in its most recents incarnation, standing on the same corner as the original offices.
www.fcnl.org /building/building_over_time.htm   (114 words)

 Religious Leaders Defend Moon's Capitol Hill Coronation As 'King of Peace'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Stallings, an organizer of the March 23 event, pointed out that the term 'Messiah' is relative, and he said holding the ceremony in a U.S. Senate office building on Capitol Hill was meant to "elevate to a level of prominence" the achievements of award recipients.
Use of a Senate office building requires a senator's approval.
But organizers said they did not know which senator reserved the space for the ceremony, and they criticized the "witch hunt" that has occurred as journalists and constituents have questioned the relationships of congressmen to Moon and the Unification Church he founded.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1164324/posts   (1328 words)

 Federation for American Immigration Reform: Congressional Hearings for 108th Congress
The act requires an institution to notify INS of the failure of a foreign student or exchange visitor to enroll within 30 days of the registration deadline, increases student data collection requirements and specifies information required for foreign student visa applications.
Members of the Senate held a news conference on legislation that would reimburse border states for costs of emergency care of illegal aliens.
Senate Finance Committee (Chairman Grassley, R-Iowa) held a hearing on the security of U.S. borders, focusing on an evaluation of the performance of the agencies responsible for border security (Interior Department, Immigration and Naturalization Service and Customs Service).
www.fairus.org /site/PageServer?pagename=leg_legislation69c3   (1650 words)

 Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney Press Conference on the Minimum Wage 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
It is an absolute disgrace that this Republican-led Congress is leaving town without raising the minimum wage for working people.
The sad thing is Congress could easily pass a minimum wage bill if its leadership wanted to.
A majority of both the House and Senate supported a clean increase in the minimum wage to $7.25.
www.aflcio.org /mediacenter/prsptm/pr09282006.cfm   (570 words)

Energy and Water Development Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2004 for the Department of Energy Office of Energy and Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Science, and the Office of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology.
To hold oversight hearings to examine the operations of the Secretary of the Senate and the Architect of the Capitol.
Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine the President's budget request for fiscal year 2004 for the Department of Commerce.
cflweb.org /congressional_schedule_.htm   (1339 words)

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