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Congress' Role in Time

By Matt Ericson

Why change our clocks twice a year, spring forward and fall back? The idea of saving the daylight goes back centuries.

View of the U.S. Capitol from the southwest in March of 2017.
Oil painting of a historical scene including several Presidents
February 27, 2012
Presidents Don't Sleep Here—But They're Honored in Art!More »
November 17, 2011
Preparing the Christmas tree is a true team effort for the Architect of the Capitol. Find out how we work around the clock from tree selection to arrival, decoration and lighting.More »
AOC Industrial Mechanics Jeff Weiskott and Derek Matthews
October 20, 2011
Keeping the House Office Buildings equipment in excellent shape is the job of the Industrial Mechanics shop.More »
May 24, 2011
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of the stone exterior of the U.S. Capitol as well as the exteriors of all of the other buildings on Capitol Hill. As the buildings have aged, the challenge of caring for their ornate stone facades has only increased.More »
The AOC Capitol Building Mason Shop successfully relocated the Magna Carta display to the Crypt.
January 21, 2011
It took both brawn and brains to move a beautiful (and hefty) treasure when the Magna Carta display was moved from the Capitol Rotunda to its new home in the Capitol Crypt.More »
Black and white photo of the Capitol Power Plant's interior.
December 5, 2010
The plant has undergone significant changes as new buildings were built, and more modern and efficient equipment was installed, but what hasn't changed is the commitment of the staff.More »
Russell Senate Office Building 2010
May 13, 2010
To keep it in tip-top condition, the AOC spent some time studying the building's exterior in preparation to clean, repair and restore the exterior envelope of this historic Senate Office Building.More »


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