The Art Collection
Wangari Maathai Tree
Common Name: Golden Rain Tree
Botanical Name: Koelreuteria paniculata
Planted: May 11, 2005
Sponsor: Representative Barbara Lee
With advanced degrees in biology, Wangari Maathai was both an environmentalist and a political activist. In 1977, she led a national movement to reforest Kenya. Her organization is credited with planting about 30 million trees and making it a project for as many as 30,000 underemployed women.
The History of the U.S. Capitol
Watch the video or click the link below to learn more about the history, construction, expansion and renovation of the U.S. Capitol Building from 1793 to the present day.
The Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) commitment to energy conservation and sustainability has resulted in a reduction of energy use by almost 50 percent across the Capitol campus since 2003.
For the Architect of the Capitol's Office of the Chief Security Officer (OSCO), keeping the U.S. Capitol campus safe is job one.
Like other parts of the education world in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic-forced closure of the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) significantly impacted the USBG Learning and Engagement team.