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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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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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