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Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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At the AOC we are leading the effort to conserve energy across Capitol Hill.

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The AOC Capitol Building Mason Shop successfully relocated the Magna Carta display to the Crypt.
It took both brawn and brains to move a beautiful (and hefty) treasure when the...

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The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police.

President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9:00 p.m., the President will deliver the State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress in the... More »

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Kennedy Center Musical Co-commissioned with the United States Botanic Garden Nominated

The Helen Hayes Awards announced the 2016 nominees for excellence in professional theatre on February 1.

The Kennedy Center musical, Flowers... More »

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Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers was joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Representative Roybal-Allard and Father Patrick J. Conroy to dedicate a tree in memory of Representative Edward R. Roybal.

"Today, we... More »

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The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is pleased to reopen the Capitol Rotunda following the successful completion of its restoration.

Preserving the historic Rotunda is a priority for the AOC. Water leaking through the Capitol Dome and into the... More »

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Today, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, joined members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to drive in the "First Nail" marking the beginning of construction of the 2017 Presidential Inaugural platform.

Ayers opened the event by saying, "The Architect... More »

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This year's annual U.S. Botanic Garden holiday exhibit, Season's Greenings: National Parks and Historic Places, will open Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, and run through January 2, 2017. Immerse yourself in the sights, scents and sounds of the season with wreaths, garland, trees and thousands of blooms from exotic orchids to a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia... More »

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The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by the Speaker of the House, Paul D. Ryan, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, during a ceremony on the West Front Lawn beginning at 5 p.m. "The Capitol Christmas Tree brings with it a spirit of community, and the start of the season of generosity and cheer. We're excited to... More »

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Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employees reported very favorable perceptions about working at the AOC. In a federal employee survey about workplace engagement, the AOC scored favorably in 95 percent of questions, and higher than the federal government average on 85 percent of questions.

Every other year, the AOC conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to measure employees... More »

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The United States Capitol Grounds was recently named an accredited arboretum. The grounds are now listed in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a comprehensive list of arboreta and public gardens that have a substantial focus on woody plants for the benefit of the public, science and conservation.

As a Level II... More »

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The new You Can Grow It! exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) is open now through October 15, 2017. This indoor and outdoor exhibit showcases tips and answers to some of the questions visitors ask most frequently about how to care for plants in their own homes and gardens, including how to choose the best plant for their space and care abilities.

The exhibit provides answers to... More »

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