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Preparing for the Moment Opportunity Knocks

By Erin Nelson

Employee spotlight on an AOC elevator mechanic who started as a night shift laborer in the U.S. Capitol and has continued to rise through the ranks.

Paul Miller (left) and Anderson Alleyne (right) are two AOC employees that embody its mission to serve, preserve and inspire.
America the Beautiful poem written on a wall in the Cox Corridors of the U.S. Capitol.
July 3, 2018
The lyrics of this patriotic song are found easily at the U.S. Capitol.More »
Map of Washington, D.C., in 1861.
June 28, 2018
President Abraham Lincoln entered and left Washington, D.C., via vessels of muslin and wood, constructed by builder and carpenter Job W. AngusMore »
A visitor guide interacts with guests in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall.
June 21, 2018
A look at the Capitol Visitor Center's busiest season.More »
Circular fountain on the U.S. Capitol's West Front.
June 20, 2018
A collection of water features found throughout the U.S. Capitol campus.More »
The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.
June 12, 2018
Order, balance and proportion are all achieved through architecture in the Thomas Jefferson Building's Main Reading Room.More »
Floor tile at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.
June 1, 2018
Awareness of your surroundings can help prevent a slip, trip or fall — you might also spot some amazing things.More »
AOC's LaTisha Williams, custodial worker supervisor in the House Office Buildings Day Cleaning division.
May 16, 2018
LaTisha Williams finds and gives encouragement by serving with her community church.More »
May 14, 2018
Celebrating the men and women of the United States Capitol Police who put their lives on the line to protect America's beacon of democracy.More »
Numbers found on the pediment.
April 17, 2018
Solving the mystery of numbers inscribed on a block of the Senate pediment.More »
March 30, 2018
Highlighting two women artists of the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection.More »
A current view of the U.S. Capitol, Room HB-29, which once served as a bakery during the Civil War.
March 27, 2018
A look back at the U.S. Capitol's baking operations during the Civil War.More »
View of the U.S. Capitol from the southwest in March of 2017.
March 21, 2018
Why change our clocks twice a year, spring forward and fall back? The idea of saving the daylight goes back centuries.More »
Intern Mary Delaney learns about an air handling unit from AOC Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Worker Valarie Buggie to better understand the parts and services required by heating and cooling systems.
March 19, 2018
The AOC strives to make the intern experience substantive, challenging and rewarding.More »
A small bust of George Washington carved into the Car of History marble chariot.
March 13, 2018
Discover art with a special connection to Stephen Ayers' time serving as Architect of the Capitol.More »
Close-up photo of lion detail at the Supreme Court Building.
March 6, 2018
Imagery of the lion is well-represented in architectural details on Capitol Hill.More »

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