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

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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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Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Capitol Power Plant
Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol, announced on June 6...

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Apr 08, 2014
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol, testified before the United States Senate Committee...
Mar 12, 2014
On Wednesday, March 12, high winds in the Washington, D.C. area caused electrical power surges that impacted power supply...
Feb 26, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY...
Feb 19, 2014
This February, visit the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) to see two new...
Feb 04, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol's Performance and Accountability Report (PAR...
Nov 13, 2013
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will arrive at the West Front of the U.S....
Oct 22, 2013
The United States Capitol Dome, symbol of American democracy and world-...
Aug 29, 2013
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has released the Fiscal Year 2012...
Jul 10, 2013
Update: The plant has completed its bloom cycle and is no longer on...
Jul 08, 2013
“You’ve got to shine,” says Tony Blue, a woodcrafter’s helper working for...
Jun 17, 2013
“This work had to be done right. Period,” said Mark Italiano, project...

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