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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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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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Photo of Capitol covered in snow
AOC Photographer Chuck Badal gives a behind the scenes look at how some of his...

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Dec 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2015, enacted this week, funds the...
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Dec 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) ranked eighth of 25 in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for mid-size...
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-...

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