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  • Members of Congress Honor the Office of Strategic Services
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress' highest civilian honor.

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for the 65th Infantry Regiment
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for the 65th Infantry Regiment

    Congressional leaders presented the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. The regiment was composed of Puerto Rican service members…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

    2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Civil Rights Selma marches that motivated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In commemoration of the protestors, or “foot soldiers,” the Office of…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 1st Special Service Force for their role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. The 1st Special Service…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Monuments Men
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Monuments Men

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of the Monuments Men, a group of men and women who protected and recovered historical sites and…

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  • 13th Amendment 150th Anniversary Ceremony
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    150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

    President Obama and congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which formally abolished…

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  • Congressional Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
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    50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    House and Senate leaders spoke at an official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War in the Capitol Visitor Center. They were joined by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his…

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  • Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a volunteer unit that conducted the first air raid on Japan during…

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  • Native American Code Talkers Receive Congressional Gold Medal
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Native American Code Talkers

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to honor Native American code talkers. They told the stories of some of the members of Native American tribes who served in WWI and WWII, using…

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  • House Democratic Leaders Discuss Budget Deal
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    House Democratic Agenda

    House Democratic Caucus leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly meeting. They talked about the agreement reached the previous day by the Budget Conference Committee and the…

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  • Congress Honors Nelson Mandela
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    Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela

    Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like…

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  • Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony
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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included invocations,…

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  • Presidential Remarks at Democratic Health Care Meeting
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    Presidential Remarks at Democratic Health Care Meeting

    President Obama visited Capitol Hill to meet with House Democrats. He talked about the state of health care in the United States.

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  • Tribute to Sojourner Truth
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    Tribute to Sojourner Truth

    The Sojourner Truth bust was unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. She is the first black woman to be honored with a bust at the U.S. Capitol. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in 1797. She…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial SwearingIn
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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held a welcoming and swearing-in ceremony in the Congressional Auditorium of the new Capitol Visitor Center for the 41 members of the Congressional…

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  • Capitol Visitor Center Opening Ceremony
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    Capitol Visitor Center Opening Ceremony

    Officials spoke at opening ceremonies were in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Emancipation Hall. The center was designed to provide both enhanced security and greater educational…

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