A woman walks through a deserted hallway of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Despite the fact that the United States began attacking Libya a few days ago, lawmakers have been away for 10 days. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A woman walks through a deserted hallway of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Despite the fact that the United States began attacking Libya a few days ago, lawmakers have been away for 10 days. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)