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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.