Which staffers do you recognize in this picture?
He who can leave for an extensive lunch is not writing a bill, strong-arming a senator, hectoring a committee witness or doing a spot on Fox Business Network. Let the low-level staff members trek to Seventh Street for pizza. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, has his lunch (usually chicken) brought in from the Senate dining room. (That’s a double power play: the dining room is for senators only, yet a staff member carts food to him.)
Correction: March 7, 2013
An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to the forks that were taken out of use when a composting program started by Nancy Pelosi was ended. They were compostable, not noncompostable.