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Building, Infrastructure, People The Architect of the Capitol is committed to...

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Photo from February 2015.
The warmer temperatures have helped the AOC get ahead on other projects, but as...

AOC Congressional Testimony

With the support of Congress, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a strong steward of the buildings and grounds that comprise Capitol Hill. The incredibly talented and skillful employees of the agency care for facilities that are decades and even centuries old — buildings that were constructed without the modern equipment and efficiencies we now take for granted. There is much work to be done, but we believe that there is no greater mission than upholding the historic buildings entrusted to our care. The American people and future generations are counting on us to work together to invest the necessary resources to sustain the treasures of Capitol Hill.

Fiscal Year 2018

Written statements by Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers:

  • Presented May 17, 2017 to Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Presented June 7, 2017 to Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate