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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
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
AOC’s annual Performance and Accountability Report provides the results of the...

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The Capitol Crypt, which now houses statuary and exhibitions, was once used as an informal storage space where bicycles were parked, seen here circa 1900.
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day Festival

Event Location: 
U.S. Botanic Garden
Frankie the Bee

Come learn about the USBG's endangered species and native plant collections, join in children's activities focused on endangered plants and pollinators, and walk away with inspiring activities that you can do at home to help protect the planet. The day is an opportunity to learn about protecting endangered species and how everyday actions can help conserve our nation's disappearing plant species.

Date: Friday, May 16
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Conservatory
FREE: No pre-registration required

More: www.usbg.gov

Event Tags: 
Capitol Grounds
Educational Events
Kid Friendly Events