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This painting by Allyn Cox depicts the cornerstone laying ceremony and is currently on display in the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday, September 18, 1793, during the first...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Masons work on Olmsted Terrace Steps
AOC is undertaking a project to repair, clean and preserve the Olmsted Terrace...

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.