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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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A view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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Stewardship
The Architect of the Capitol is committed to the preservation and stewardship...

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Detailed view of Chrysanthemum flowers
Learn about these "Starry Eyed Daughters of the Fall" at the U.S Botanic Garden...

House Superintendent's Office

Employees of the AOC's House Carpentry Branch make a mold of an intricate seal

The AOC House Superintendent's Office, led by Bill Weidemeyer, is responsible for the day-to-day structural, mechanical and domestic care of the House Office Buildings. The AOC cares for 1,300 member office and committee rooms in four House Office Buildings Cannon, Longworth, Rayburn and Ford rooms totaling more than 4.5 million square feet of space.

The House Superintendent’s Office is comprised of a variety of skills and trades including the operation of the air conditioning, cleaning, electrical, elevator, fire/electronics, masonry, painting and refinishing, plumbing, sheet metal, subway, and wood crafting. These skilled tradespersons work behind the scenes providing services to the House that include: ensuring a safe and comfortable indoor environment; preserving historic structures; maintenance, repair, and construction; and care of office suites.

Services available through the House Service Center:

  • Cabinet installation
  • Keys and lock-out services
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Cleaning and trash removal
  • Recycling
  • Plumbing and electrical
  • Office and decorative painting
  • Pest Control

News from the House Superintendent:

House Suite Selection

You can now review the suite selection rules and procedures or view the room assignment schedule of dates on the 114th Congressional Transition Suite Selection Website, which will be updated and available for use shortly following the November 4, 2014 Congressional Elections.

Need Assistance? 
House Superintendent Service Center: 202.225.4141
Online Service Request (must be connected to Capitol Hill network to access this link)

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