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Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the United States Constitution.
Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the United States...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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An AOC worker mowing the grass on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Capitol Hill, with its rich history and iconic buildings, allows for an eclectic mix of professions. Jim Saenger, the Capitol’s Carillonneur, has perhaps one of the most unique and least visible jobs on the Hill.
Capitol Hill, with its rich history and iconic buildings, allows for an...

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Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
Photographic portrait of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden
Jul 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic...
Jun 23, 2014
June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Congressional Gold Medal...
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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