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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
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Yellow flowers in front of the Capitol Building
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Detailed view of Chrysanthemum flowers
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AOC Congressional Testimony

AOC Congressional Testimony

Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

House of Representatives

The Architect of the Capitol's Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations written statement by Stephen T. Ayers to the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives. From March 4, 2014.

Senate

The Architect of the Capitol's Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations written statement by Stephen T. Ayers to the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate. Testimony April 8, 2014.

Images used in budget testimony

Budget Testimony Photos

View downloadable photo set on Flickr of images used in budget testimony.