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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 virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by 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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Nov 17, 2014
November 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a briefing for media on the completion of the...
Nov 07, 2014
The "Concert for Valor: Saluting America's Veterans" is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11, 2014 on the National Mall....
Tree Lighting 2012
Oct 29, 2014
2014 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by Speaker of the House John A....
Oct 27, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a safety exercise the morning of...
Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the...
Jul 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D.,...
Jun 23, 2014
June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964...
May 22, 2014
3:18 pm, May 22 - The Capitol Rotunda has reopened. Earlier today, a small...
May 22, 2014
2:30 p.m. - The Capitol Rotunda is temporarily closed and will be reopened...
May 21, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received its third consecutive...
May 13, 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday...

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