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Door Access Notice

Due to the current sequestration, visitors to the Capitol and Senate office buildings can expect to see lines and wait times increase as several access points have been closed, causing an effect on other entrances. As a result, visitors should prepare to arrive earlier and become familiar with the alternative entrances. Please note that all doors are available for "emergency egress".

Visitor entrances and hours of operations are as follows:

The following doors will be open:

  • Russell Senate Office Building:
    • DELAWARE AVE & C ST DOOR, Basement Level Members/Staff Only until l0:00 a.m.
      • Scheduled Session: 7:00 a.m.*-8:00 p.m.
      • Published Recess: 7:00 a.m.*-7:00 p.m.
      • *Members/Staff Only until l0:00 a.m.
  • Dirksen Senate Office Building:
    • DIRKSEN 24 HOUR DOOR, Ground Floor
      • Open 24 hours*–7 days a week
      • *Members/Staff Only 7:00 a.m.-l0:00 a.m.
    • SOUTHWEST DOOR, First Floor
      • Scheduled Session: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
      • Published Recess: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Hart Senate Office Building:
    • HART HORSESHOE DOOR, First Floor
      • Scheduled Session: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. or closes 1/2 hour after Senate Adjourns
      • Published Recess: CLOSED
    • C St. DOOR, First Floor
      • Scheduled Session: 7:00 a.m.*-8:00 p.m.
      • Published Recess: 7:00 a.m.*-7:00 p.m.
      • *Members/Staff Only until l0:00 a.m.

The following doors will operate on a modified-reduced schedule:

  • Russell Senate Office Building:
    • FIRST ST & CONSTITUTION AVE DOOR, Second Floor
      • 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. only
  • Hart Senate Office Building:
    • CONSTITUTION AVE DOOR, First Floor
      • 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. only